Coronavirus: Thank you for the amazing support we have received from our customers during the last few months. Our office and factory are based in a rural area which has made it practical for us to remain open for business.
We are still able to despatch most of our products, however, coasters and placemats are still not available but we hope to offer these again soon.

Our despatch times are normal, but Royal Mail & Parcelforce delivery times are varying depending on location - some parcels arrive next day and others are taking up to 10 days, which we have no control over.

We will update this message as anything changes.

Memories of Hornchurch

I vaguely remember Sibley's Butchers in Hornchurch. In the early 50's I used to go in the shop and watch my uncle, Reginald Brett, cutting up and selling meat, offal, sausages etc. For a young lad it was very interesting. At the end of the day I would help him sweep the sawdust floor and he always gave me a shilling. (...Read full memory)

My parents bought our house in Mansfield Gardens in 1934 for £500. It had no garage but nobody in the road had a car anyway. My name was Jenifer Shearring. I went to North Street Primary School, infants and juniors from1950 to 1957 and then I went to Hornchurch Grammar School from 1957 to 1963. I remember a lot (...Read full memory)

My grandad, Victor Wright, ran Wright's Car Hire in Ardleigh Green next to Carter's Bakery nearly opposite the school. He had 2 Humber limousines, a Studebaker and an Austin 18 for chauffeur driven hire. He and the other drivers, which sometimes included my dad Ron Wright, would wear a navy blue suit and cap when (...Read full memory)

I have this photo. Some 25 yrs ago I was in an antique shop with my late father when he saw this photo and told me the man was my grandfather, who I never met, and the horses belonged to him. They were used in the families green grocers in north street. The shop was in the family for some time as I would go there as a young boy (...Read full memory)

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