When we arrived at our building four years ago (how time flies), we were asked not to change The Parrett Discovery Room - one of the nicest rooms in our beautiful building. We put some of our Basketware there and it looks great, but other than that, it is exactly the same as when talented artist, Jenny Dank created it for the millennium. In beautiful shades of blue and with wonderful artistic skill, Jenny also includes very interesting facts about the River Parrett and the local area. I go in there on quite a few days to wonder at her work and learn something new!
Because we feel so fortunate to be here in Langport, we are starting a little series about our place here in this wonderful small town. Beginning with the entrance to our business - the red brick section of the building was completed in 1998 looking towards the celebration of the millennium; the older part of the building had been previously owned by Bradfords Coal Yard and the weighbridge is still present by the main road. There is a beautiful artwork attached to our building - as you can see: it shows 'Amphora', a Roman woman whose remains were found nearby, a dog - because of the dogs-shape layout of the land looking from above, a boat - because of the river, an image of the old Bow Bridge, the Hanging Chapel, a heron dressed in a jacket and a coin - because of Langport's connections with banking.
Our very own home location, Langport has reached the last 3 in The Great British High Street Competition. We are so proud! Please help us to win by voting for 'Langport' at http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/finalist-village .Vote everyday if you can - as this is allowed!
It's been such fine, sunny weather here in Langport, we're still displaying in the shop our summer Straw Hats and they're still selling to people on holiday or about to go away. Long may it continue ....... Not looking forward to putting out the winter woolly hats.