A gallery of old adverts for businesses in Dunstable during the 1950’s and 60’s.
I recently came across this picture of my Great Grandfather (founder of The Cottage Garden Flower Shop) on a putting green at Dunstable Downs Golf Club. He was captain of the club in 1929 and the photograph appears to be some sort of memorial possibly presented to the family. I also remember my Grandmother, Clarice […]
Well, they claim you can sell anything on Ebay. We were slightly amused when we came across this listing. It features a message card that was sent with some flowers that came from one of our old shops, Chiltern Florists, that opened in Middle Row, Dunstable in 1959. Here’s a copy of an advert that […]
Having been established in Dunstable for so many years we have a number of pictures of the town and the surrounding areas, some of which date back many years. As we work our way through the pictures we find that unfortunately some are not labelled, however with a bit of detective work we believe we […]
Alfred George Headey who originally established the Cottage Garden Flower Shop and Nurseries was very much a larger than life character about whom many tales were told by his contemporaries. One concerned a drinking bout in the Red Lion (top of Church street, now demolished) with the landlord, Johnny Crute, and Alfred, who fell to […]
Welcome to our new website, we’ve been developing it over the past few weeks and we’re ready to go! We hope our customers will find everything they are looking for here, we’ve tried to make the site as easy to use and navigate as possible. Although this is a brand new website we’ve actually been […]