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 Reading

Me my 2 brothers and my sister were at monksbarn in the 60,s I remember the sweet cupboard and the large staircase where we kept our shoes and coats. Also the school I have some good memories of that place and the people

hi everyone we were at monksbarn in the 60s there was pam, linda,ivy,joy,jimmy. we had to put our best clothes on for church sundays, then it was willies and coat to play out in the garden ,there was a small shelter we called a den. the scout came at christamas for the day. we had a sweet tin in the cupboard in the hall. the school was in the grounds.

This picture shows the factory of Huntley & Palmers - the biscuit makers who were one of the largest employers in Reading in the 20th Centrury. Presumably the photo was taken at the end of a working day with the workers streaming out of the factory? Palmer Park was named after one of the founders of this firm.

I think this boathouse was where the Reading Working Men's Rowing Club was based. I remember boys from the Forest Grammar School rowing on the river here and the extraordinary pain in your arms as you rowed the last few strokes of a race!

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