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Scrapstore, where nothing goes to waste!

One of Gloucester’s best kept secrets is Scrapstore, part of a national network, which provides a wild assortment of materials for creative activities and children’s play. The Scrapstores collect surplus materials generated by local businesses, which would otherwise go to waste, and then give these materials a whole new lease of life.

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Holdsworth Chocolates

In 1988 in Bakewell, Derbyshire, mother of five and chocolate lover, Barbara Holdsworth, rolled up her sleeves and started work. Driven by a passion for chocolate and the firm belief that a market existed for premium handcrafted chocolates, Barbara began to blend the best possible ingredients from around the globe to realise her dream.

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National Nest Box Week

To mark the British Trust for Ornithology’s National Nest Box Week, 14 – 21st Feb, we will soon be putting up some new nesting boxes at Gloucester Services. New nest boxes have also been going into place in Tebay Services in the last few weeks.

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Hardiesmill Haggis

If you’re after Haggis to see in Burn’s Night on the 25th of January look no further than Hardiesmill. A family firm, run by Robin and Alison Tuke, Hardiesmill is a 482 acre farm located just outside Kelso in Berwickshire.

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Typographic Specimens

Typographic Specimens is a collection of extraordinary creatures made entirely out of letter forms, numerals and punctuation marks. The book presents ‘species’ from the imagination of Andrew Bainbridge, a designer and graphic communications lecturer, taken from a fictional manuscript by his fictional ancestor, Reverend Jackson Whitehead.

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Our new stationery range!

Get ‘back to it’ this January with our brand new stationery range, available in our Farmshops. If the children still have ‘thank you’ cards to write or your New Year’s resolution is to finally get organised, then our range has everything you need!

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Moorlands Candles

Ted Thompson began his candle-making business, Moorlands Dipped Candles, in Cumbria over 30 years ago after stints as a trainee surveyor and a joiner. Inspired by a Danish friend he set about teaching himself the traditional craft of dipping candles, starting with the wick and building the candles up and learning by trial and error.

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