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 Portsmouth

My dad worked as a ticket collector at Portsmouth Harbour Station. Often, we would catch the ferry to the Isle of Wight, or I would just go down to the station to see my dad. He had memories of standing watching the V1 bombers pass overhead during the war. We emigrated to Australia in 1966 - I've been back (...Read full memory)

We used to go down to Sallyport from 1954 -1958 ..there were a lot of local 'urchins' called the 'Mudlarks' who would stand in the knee deep, sloppy black mud below the pier to the ferry when the tide was out and people would throw them pennies which they had to find in the mud.They'd end up covered from head to foot. A (...Read full memory)

Visiting the website I discovered a photograph of Portsmouth Guildhall which brought back sad memories. On 10th January 1941 the city was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe including incendiaries on the Guildhall. On the morning of 11th January my father, who worked in the Treasurer's department, and I stood and (...Read full memory)

Born in Oxford, I moved to Portsmouth in 1952. My Father was in the army department constabulary, now the MOD Police, and we lived at 9, then 8, then 13 York Terrace, Hilsea in married quarters, my Father was based at Hilsea Depot opposite Old London Road. My Father came from Swadlincote but all of my (...Read full memory)

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