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.
Bicycle Shop In Denmark Street - a Memory of Wokingham.
When I lived in Wokingham in the 1950s, I remember a double fronted cycle shop on Denmark Street (next door to the entrance to some sort of meeting hall?). To me then the shop seemed quite large and was certainly stuffed full of bikes and accessories that I coveted. I can still remember the wood flooring and smell of bike oil.
The owner was a nice guy, who was friendly and helpful, but seemed pretty old to me then, although he was probably much younger than I am now! Anyway, I was in there one day talking to him and was shocked when he said that people were driving everywhere and weren't buying bikes anymore. He predicted that it would only be 10 years or so before people didn't have bikes and the bike industry would be dead. He was clearly worried that he would have to close before he wanted to retire and was sad at the passing of what he regarded as the era of the bike. I sometimes think of him now, in 2020, and wish he were still around to see the amazing resurgence in bike ownership.
A memory shared by on Jun 15th, 2020.
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