Coronavirus: Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times. Since our office and factory are in a rural area, our staff travel to work individually by car and we have enough space to maintain social distancing, so in consultation with our staff, we have decided to remain open for business unless government policy changes.
We are still able to despatch most of our products, however, the ones listed below (that are made by other manufacturers) will not be available for a while.

Tableware (Coasters & Placemats) and Wallpaper.

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 Whickham

My name is Bill Young not related to the girl with the same name above, and I too was at the Edith Brough home in Whaggs Lane Whickham. I went there with my brother Bobby in the late 1940's, probably about 1946/7/8 although my memory isn't that good with regard to the dates. Bobby and I went first to the PCHA (...Read full memory)

We lived right next to the Edith Brough Home. The entrance was next to the bus stop where I used to wait in all weathers to travel into Newcastle. i think I remember the names Doreen and Bobby Futers and I remember a red haired girl called Gertrude Woodhall. The children seemed happy and I have a vague memory of going there once and being in a huge kitchen!

Hi my name is Elizabeth Young, or was then, as I am now married. I, along with my three older sisters, Muriel, Margaret and Anne went into the Edith Brough home on Whaggs Lane in 1953 and stayed there until we left secondary school. We were previously in the Edward Brough Home (sister home) in South Shields from (...Read full memory)

I joined the Bank Top Garage at Whickham, Bank Top, after being made redundant from George and Jobling. It was a bit run down and not what I was used too, but I thought I would get a wage so I would give it a shot. The main business was haulage and petrol sales so I was left with the task of getting customers with cars to (...Read full memory)

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