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.

Willingham School - a Memory of Willingham by Stow.

I remember my first day at Willingham School. I was so daunted by Mrs Readers presence. She was so authoritative and strong of mind and confidence. She never demanded respect, she would never have to because she earned it. Mid-morning milk was not a favourite as it seems it was always necessary to put it next to a radiator, so it was always warm...yak. Dinner times involved a march up the road to the old Chapel. I think l remember there being two classes and Sports Day was a major event that everyone looked forward to. Country Dancing was an annual event that l'm sure Mrs Reader enjoyed immensely, as did we all. Corn Dollies and Christmas decorations are but two memories from many that l shall never forget. I owe this matriarchal lady a lot. This was a school that took you back in time while teaching me what was then, modern day information. I'd love to own this school.


A memory shared by Robin Merrall on Jul 22nd, 2013.
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