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.

Coal Motor David Leckenby - a Memory of Witton Gilbert.

We have read the memory about the Coal Motor and George Garforth remembers the following:
I remember the Coal Motor very well but not in the detail that you do David. I do remember that there were 2 or 3 lads that followed it round so that they could put the coal into coal houses for a shilling or two. One of the lads was called Joe Smith who was handicapped quite severely. He was the one I chose to put mine in. He also used to come to the dance halls with us so we could keep on eye on him. He used to love to conduct the band in this way, bless him. His Father was a deputy at the pit.
Cheerio for now.
George Garfrorth


A memory shared by Ann Wood on Mar 9th, 2013.
Send Ann Wood a message.

 Comments & Feedback

Be the first to comment on this Memory! Starting a conversation is a great way to share, and get involved! Why not give some feedback on this Memory, add your own recollections, or ask questions below.

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

Sign-in or Register to post a Comment.

Sparked a Memory for you?

If this has sparked a memory, why not share it here?

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.