It was a hectic year at Clare Antiques with many and varied furniture and gift items being purchased and delivered to homes up and down the country. People came in search of statement pieces for every room in their house. The warehouse got busier and busier as the end of the year approached with November being the busiest month. The staff were scurrying about shifting furniture in and out, up and down, backwards and forwards.
Then came a quieter period as our customers braved the snow and ice on Malting Lane to buy their last-minute Christmas gifts.
Earlier in the year, we had plenty of fine weekends from the May Bank Holiday onwards with many visitors exploring the Clare environs and browsing through the old Mill building. One could have a rest and a chat at a table on the verandah outside, relaxing with one’s purchases, and watching the comings and goings.
cake and chat
Genteel refreshments in the shade on a summers’ day