Misc

New in store: Bird Food and Feeders for your garden

We’ve recently introduced a range of wild bird food and feeders in store, helping our customers choose the right combination to attract a wider range of birds into their gardens. Pop in store to shop our range, where Gary and Kay will also be on hand to offer advice about making the right selection.

The future of Galmpton Post Office

A word from our Postmaster, Gary Deare.

Please see my recently produced article on the future of Galmpton Post Office, in which I look back on the history of the Post Office and the difficulties faced today.

I would welcome feedback on the article, either in person at the Post Office, or by email.

There are many ways to support Galmpton Post Office. For example, ask me how your building and contents insurance can help sustain the Post Office in Galmpton.

We’ve gone green instore!

Along with our commitment to reduce plastic waste in store, we are now running the store on ‘green’ electricity. Having recently renewed our energy plan, our electricity is now supplied by renewable sources including solar power and wind farms.

Poppy Appeal collection raises nearly £200

We’re delighted to announce that thanks to the donations of our customers, our in-store collection box raised £191.10 for the Poppy Appeal this year.

One4all Christmas gift cards

 

Looking for some Christmas gift-spiration? Why not treat your friends, family, colleagues and anyone else you have in mind to a One4all gift card.

Available to purchase from the Galmpton Post Office, the multi-store gift card can be spent with over 120 high street brands, so your giftee can choose something extra special. Cards are available to purchase in denominations of £1 for any amount from £10 to £400.

For more information on the One4all gift card, pop in store and speak to Gary or visit the official One4all website.

Let’s turn the plastic tide: November update

We’re pleased to announce that we are now recycling ALL plastic packaging from the products we receive in store, thanks to Bookers’ Packaging Recycling scheme. Having obtained a free waste carriers license we’re now able to deposit all plastic packaging at their designated recycling point.

For more information on what else we’ve been up to this year so far in an attempt to reduce our plastic consumption, click here.

Local Town Crier wins Best Dressed at National Competition

The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers National Competition took place on 4th August 2018 at Castle Hill, Windsor on the lawn of the outer moat, next to Salisbury Tower. Permission was granted by Her Majesty The Queen and notably, this was the first time in living memory that an event has been staged at this location

The competition is an annual event held in a different town each year. 38 criers took part from all over the country and included two criers from Australia (Victor Harbor and Lane Cove, Sydney).

The ‘cry’ in the morning was a home cry and the subject for the ‘cry’ in the afternoon was ‘A Celebration’. Criers were required to write their own cries of no more than 125 words including the opening words ‘Oyez, Oyez, Oyez’ and finishing with ‘God save The Queen’.

Winning Best Dressed Crier was Les Ellis, our local town crier, pictured below with wife Liz. Les’ new regalia was made by local seamstress Sophie Tope. Congratulations Les from all the team at Galleon Stores.

 

 

 

 

August Bank Holiday 2018 opening times

A reminder to our customers that over the August Bank Holiday, our Monday opening hours will be 8am-1pm.

Galmpton Gooseberry Pie Fair 2018 photographs

Following the annual Galmpton Gooseberry Pie Fair on Sunday 1st July, a selection of photos from the day are now available to view here.

New in store: Chutneys, Relishes, Dressings and more

Summer barbeques will never have tasted so good with the addition of our latest product lines in store.

We’re now stocking a selection of Otter Vale’s handmade gluten-free chutney, jelly and relish including Onion & Pineapple Devon Chutney, Date & Fig Relish and Quince Jelly. We’d recommend a dollop with a slice of your favourite cheese on one of Peter’s Yard’s Original Sourdough Crispbreads – also now available in store.

If it’s a crisp, fresh salad you’re after, why not pop in and pick up a jar of Caesar or Salad Dressing from Mary Berry’s Inspired Family Recipes range.

Or pair Atkins & Potts’ Buttery Hollandaise Sauce with asparagus and steamed veg – though served over Eggs Benedict works just as well.

Galmpton Post Office

Click here for our article on the future of Galmpton Post Office.

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