Old Trades, Jobs and Professions
Peter Marden - Sussex Trug Maker
The Mysterious Corn Dolly


The Kilvert Gallery [Brecon]
The unique charm of the gallery lies in the fact that we show a very special collection of contemporary art in the former home of The Revd. Francis Kilvert who, in his famous nineteenth century diaries, recorded the daily life of the countryside and its people around the Welsh Border village of Clyro. Very much remains the same to this day.
Contact: Kilvert Gallery, Clyro, Hay on Wye.
e-mail | Visit our website

Pallant House Gallery [W. Sussex]
The best collection of 20th century British art in the country housed in a Queen Anne townhouse. Includes work by Moore, Nash, Piper, Sickert, Sutherland and many more.
Contact: Reception, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex. PO19 1TJ
Ph. (0)1243 774557 | Fax (0)1243 536038 | e-mail | Visit our website

The Penzance Arts Club [Cornwall]
Contact: Chapel House, Chapel Street, Penzance. TR18 4AQ
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1736 363761 | e-mail | Visit our website

Wyeside Arts Centre Ltd. [Powys]
Wyeside is situated on the banks of the river Wye in Builth Wells. We have a cinema showing mainstream and world cinema every night, live events and a gallery
Contact: Debbie Burch
Ph. +44 (0)1982 552555 | Fax (0)1982 553668 | e-mail | Visit our website


The Postcard Co. Ltd. [N. Ireland]
The Postcard Co Ltd are a printing house that specialise in printing of postcards and associated products, art cards and business cards etc. Our company have been established for over 140 years and is a family run business. We print over 1,000,000 postcards monthly, which are shipped all over Europe, Americas and indeed the Falklands Islands. We specialise in the printing of 'short run' full process colour printing, to a very high standard.
Contact: Rodney Villiers, 51 Gortin Rd., Omagh, Co. Tyrone BT61 9BJ
Ph. (0)28 8224 9222 | Fax (0)28 8224 9886 |
e-mail | Visit our website


Beekeeping and Honey entries have been moved to the Country Produce page.

Glastonbury Summer Course Programme (Wessex Country Services) [Somerset]
A wide and diverse range of activities and hobbies for adults teenagers and children from Walking and Writing to Bridge, Piano, Singing, Photography, Songwriting and Mysteries of Britain set in the beautiful rural town of Glastonbury in Somerset. A unique holiday experience.
Contact: Carolyn Steer, 90 Benedict Street, Glastonbury, Somerset. BA6 9EZ
Ph./Fax (0)1458 834714 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Whirlpool Designs [Cumbria]
Steve Fuller and Simone Siegan run a wide variety of willow courses throughout the UK - everything from making your own garden plant supports and fences from willow and hazel, to willow animals, baskets, and lots more. For more information of willow, baskets, environmental art and course dates visit our website .
Contact: Steve Fuller & Simone Siegan, 9 Weston Houses, Endmoor, Kendal. LA8 0HA
Ph. (0)15395-67056 | e-mail | Visit our website


Alby Crafts and Gardens [Norfolk]
A unique collection of individual businesses working in restored farm buildings, featuring contemporary and traditional crafts plus a beautiful four-acre garden. Established 25 years.
Contact: John Alston, Cromer Road, Erpingham, Norwich, Norfolk. NR11 7QE
Ph./Fax (0)1263 761590 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Devon Guild of Craftsmen [Devon]
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is the South West's leading Craft Showrooms and Gallery with cafe and shop, featuring work by over 230 designer/makers from the South West. Work displayed at the Grade II listed Riverside Mill includes furniture, jewellery, textiles, sculpture, prints, automata, ceramics and much more, in a delightful setting on the fringes of Dartmoor.
Contact: Jenny Plackett (Assistant Director), Riverside Mill, BoveyTracey, Devon. TQ13 9AF
Ph. (0)1626 832223 | Fax (0)1626 834220 | e-mail | Visit our website

Sheepland [Somerset]
Hand made Sheepkin Slippers using whole pieces of sheepskin and no bonding of liners etc. Other Sheepkin products made in our workshop.
Contact: Dave Gibson, The Hollies, Barton St. David, Somerset.
Ph. (0)1458 850991 | e-mail | Visit our website

The Silk Workshops [N. Yorks]
Silk painting prints, originals, cards and scarves and silk painting materials. All available on my bright and bouncy, easy to use, secure website.
Contact: Jill Clay, 2 Chapel Cottages, Aske, Richmond, North Yorks. DL10 5HG
Ph./Fax (0)1748 825354 | e-mail | Visit our website


Hobbicraft [W.Yorks]
At Hobbicraft we offer an excellent mail order service. Our catalogue lists over 6000 items for all your craft & hobby needs.
Contact: Andrew Haddock, 40 Woodhouse Lane, Merrion Centre, Leeds. LS2 8LX
Ph. (0)113 2930636| Fax (0)113 2930637 |
e-mail | Visit our website


East Anglian Xstitch Designs [Suffolk]
Large and detailed cross-stitch charts of our beautiful old buildings and countryside, based on my own photographs.
Contact: Mrs. Pat Porter, 17 The Wheelwrights, Trimley St. Mary. IP11 0YR
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1394 211157 |
e-mail | Visit our website


Alba Pine [Argyll & Bute]
Specialists in hand finished quality pine furniture. Farmhouse tables made to size. Also reclaimed timber available for the more rustic look.
Contact: Billy Roberts, Tigh Na Ghlinne, Scammadale, Oban. PA34 4UU
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1852 316257 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Waywood [Oxon.]
One of the UK's leading small workshops of designer-makers, producing one-off pieces of contemporary furniture for those seeking innovation today and antiques for the future. Commissions welcome.
Contact: Barnaby Scott, Butts Green, Chadlington, Oxon. OX7 3LT
Ph. +44 (0)1608 676433 | Fax. +44 (0)1608 676291 | e-mail | Visit our website


Artemis [Beds.]
Decorated glass by means of engraving and gold leaf. Our line of decorated glass is manufactured from two of the most durable materials available; glass and gold.
Contact: Paul Stevenson, Stockwood Craft Museum, Farley Hill, Luton. LU1 4BH
Ph. +44 (0)1582.570019 or (0)1582 459148 | Mob. 07960 177163 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Glass Blowing Services [Cheshire]
Hand made perfume bottles decorated with precious metals. Vases, oil lamps, animals and other glass items. Also scientific glassware for laboratories, and film props.
Contact: Mr. E. Boote, The Glass Studio, Church Farm, Marton, Nr. Macclesfield. SK11 9HF
Ph./Fax (0)1260 224732 | e-mail


Blake & Janette Mackinnon [Shropshire]
We make all our own porcelain beads, decorating them with glazes, lustre etc. These we combine with semi-precious beads into exciting and colourful jewellery.
Contact: The Mackinnons, Waterloo Lane, Orleton Common, Nr Ludlow, Salop. SY8 4JG
Ph./Fax (0)1584 831445 |
e-mail | Visit our website



Burbage Brass Band (Buxton) [Derbys.]
This band provides quality music for all occasions. Successful, busy and friendly, the band provides lessons and instrument loan free of charge to anyone with the commitment to learn.
Contact: Steve Critchlow
Ph. (0)1298 79152 | Fax (0)1298 71739 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Springer Sisters duo and SpringerSurprise band [Kent]
Multi-musicians playing traditional dance music from the Tudors to ragtime and swing. Playing for barn dances, ceilidhs and giving demonstrations to clubs and schools.
Contact: Carole / Pamela
e-mail | Visit our website

Pamela Wilson [Kent]
Educational and historical musical instrument consultant. Antique, vintage and modern instruments for sale. Folk, ethnic,classical and wierd. Instruments available for film work.
Contact: Pamela Wilson
Ph. (0)1892 835191 | e-mail


Canvas Republic [Surrey]
Help your digital photographs fulfil their full potential with the print to canvas service from Canvas Republic.
Contact: Walnut Studios, Greenhills, Tilford Road, Farnham, Surrey. GU10 2DZ
Ph. (0)800 242 5118 |
Visit our website

Tom Hutton [South. Glos.]
For me, pictures capture more than mere images; they capture atmosphere. By definition, photography is about light and I believe it's the nature of that light that breathes life into otherwise static and 2 dimensional images.
Contact: Tom Hutton, Barton Cottage, Dodington, South Gloucestershire. BS37 6SG
Ph. (0)1454 311691 | e-mail | Visit our website

Bob McClelland [Cornwall]
My work shows the beauty of form and colour in the south west and consists of photographs intimate details of the landscape.
Contact: 'Westwinds', Gwel-an-Mor, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall. TR8 4DW
Ph. +44 (0)1208 72183 | e-mail | Visit Urban images website or the Cornwall images site.

Pictures2Prints [N. Yorks.]
Turn a treasured memory into a beautiful present with the photo to canvas printing service from Pictures2Prints.
Contact: Unit F, Dalton Airfield Industrial Estate, Dalton, North Yorkshire. YO7 3HE
Ph. (0)1423 322849 | Visit our website


Alsager Pottery [Staffordshire]
We produce hand-made traditional English Slipware ceramics, collectable pottery, either individually made to order or from our wide range. Our speciality is commemorative plates
Contact: Ken Rodgers, 9A Talke Road, Alsager. ST7 2PN
Ph. (0)1270 877056 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Bentham Pottery & Oysterbed Farm Holidays [Cumbria]
A small studio pottery producing a range of domestic ware and running pottery courses.
4 on-site self-catering Holiday Cottages available.
Contact: Barrie, Kathy or Lee Cartledge, Burton Rd., Low Bentham. LA2 7ET
Ph. (0)15242 61567 | Fax (0)15242 62885 | e-mail | Visit our website



Cotswold Players [Glos.]
We offer 3 or 4 amateur plays/musicals a year produced to professional standards. We have our own 184 seat theatre available for hire.
Contact: Des Phillimore, Parliament Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Ph./Fax (0)1453 833184 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Southwell Theatre Club [Notts.]
Southwell Theatre Club are a small amateur theatre group based in Southwell in Nottinghamshire.
Contact: Helen Godfrey, c/o IT5, 398 Coppice Road, Arnold, Nottingham.
Ph. (0)115 935 8388 | e-mail | Visit our website

Charlbury Amateur Dramatic Society [Oxon.]
The Charlbury Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) is a local group producing high quality drama productions about 4 times a year.
Contact: Susie Finch
e-mail | Visit our website

Loose Chippings Drama Club [Oxon.]
There's nothing amateur about the dramatics at this club! No prima-donnas, no committee. No AGM. Just plain old dictatorship. What I say goes!
Contact: Ken Norman, 11 Webb Crescent, Chipping Norton, Oxon. OX7 5HU
Ph. (0)1608 643336 | e-mail | Visit our website


FurryMonsters [Cambs.]
Virtual gift shop selling unique Quality Gifts at sensible prices. Our range includes soft toys, collectors items, jewellery, pictures, novelties, puzzles and games. Keep visiting us as new items are being added frequently.
Contact: Amanda Moorhouse, PO Box 401, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE28 2YE
Ph./Fax 07092 378285 |
e-mail | Visit our website

Teddy Bear Doctor [Flintshire]
Repairs to all those ageing and antique teddy bears and soft toys by well-known collector. Plus teddy bears made under the Woodland Bears name.
Contact: Rosemary Hughes, Woodland Bears, Kelsterton Farm, Flint, Flintshire.
Ph. +44 (0)1244 812198

WoodWorks [Gloucs.]
All items are hand crafted and are either my ideas for toys and gifts, or are special requests from existing or new customers. To this date no request has been turned down.
Contact: Mike Kilmister, Northway, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 8QZ
Ph. +44 (0)1684 274853 or 07957 491060 | e-mail | Visit our website



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