Thea Jones

Royal Mail new, barcoded 1st and 2nd Class stamps

Some of you may already be aware that Royal Mail have recently introduced new everyday stamps which include barcodes. When using the new stamps, it’s important to ensure that the barcode remains attached so that the stamp is valid.

While normal, non-barcoded 1st and 2nd Class stamps will continue to be sold until 31st January 2023, the new stamps will soon replace these and customers are encouraged to use their normal stamps ahead of this time.

If you are concerned about using up your normal stamps ahead of this time, you can exchange non-barcoded stamps using Royal Mail’s Swap Out Scheme. You can find more information and a form to complete the process from Galmpton Post Office, but please note we are not able to exchange stamps instore.

For more information or any questions, pop into the shop, give us a call on 01803 842148 or email galleonstores1993@gmail.com.

An update from the Market Stall – June 2022

We’re pleased to report that plenty of locally grown produce has now come in for us to order and make available on the Market Stall.

From next week, customers will be able to find new produce grown within South Devon including:

– Cavolo Nero kale

– Broad beans

– Hispi cabbage

– Spring greens

– Cauliflowers

– Bunch of beetroot

On the stall from the rest of England, our recommendations for good quality produce are as follows:

– Strawberries

– Raspberries

– Cherries

– Gooseberries

– Courgettes (green and yellow)

– Lettuce (Kos, Little Gem, Oakleaf and Lollo Rosso)

English Asparagus is also still available.

From overseas, find Donut peaches, apricots, Packham pears, Spanish plums, nectarines and pineapples.

All produce is available while stocks last. If you would like to place an order for collection or delivery, please get in touch.

Special Offers for June

This month we have a small selection of special offers available in the shop and to order, until the 28th June 2022. 

– Pringles (165g) varieties only £1.65 each

– Cadbury’s Curly Wurly (5pk), Picnic (4pk) and Freddo (5pk) and Kinder Chocolate bars (8pk) only £1 each.

For more information, pop into the shop and speak to a member of staff, give us a call on 01803 842148 or contact us here

Shop opening hours for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The shop will be open as usual for the late May Bank Holiday this year, with reduced opening hours on the Queens’ Platinum Jubilee on the Friday. Please see below for details:

Thursday 2nd June – 7.30am to 5.30pm

Friday 3rd June – 7.30am to 2pm

Local interest guidebooks for sale

We now have a selection of local interest guidebooks in stock, covering subjects such as walks on Dartmoor and in the South Hams, a history of Brixham and Agatha Christie’s Devon.

Please feel free to drop in and have a look.

Get involved in the Galmpton Wildlife Corridor project

The Galmpton Wildlife Corridor project aims to work together to create wildlife corridors interconnecting through Galmpton village, to encourage the movement of all local wildlife.

If you live in Galmpton and are interested in allocating part of your garden to a corridor, please pop in and complete a form so you can be added to the map. We are also looking to hear from villagers who have had a sighting of hedgehogs in their garden within the last year or so.

For more information, give us a call on 01803 842148 or email galleonstores1993@gmail.com.

An update from the Market Stall – April/May 2022

Our current ‘best in season’ recommendation goes to new-in English asparagus, alongside Cornish New Potatoes which have now reduced in price as there is a more plentiful supply.

Cornish cauliflowers are also still available, and King Edward and Maris Piper potatoes are now back in stock. Other Devon produce includes parsnips, swede and celeriac.

From further afield, English broad beans are now available.

Cabbage varieties are currently very limited and pricey, so customers’ best buy at the moment is spring greens.

There is a limited supply of salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber and peppers) in the market currently due to various factors, but prices will be coming down as supplies increase from homegrown (UK) and Dutch produce over the coming weeks.

Local rhubarb is now in with Cape and New Zealand apples arriving shortly – currently apple varieties are still limited to Gala, Braeburn and Bramley.

Soft fruit including raspberries, blueberries and strawberries are now in stock at reducing prices.

Special offers for May

We have a selection of sweet and savoury special offers in the shop this month. Please see for details below or pop down to the shop to browse:

  • Cadbury Nuttier Peanut & Almond and Cranberry, Almond & Peanut bars (40g) now only £1 each
  • Heinz Baked Beans (4pk) now only £3
  • Fox’s packets of Golden Crunch Creams, Party Rings and Viennese Chocolate Sandwich any 2 for £1.50
  • Swizzels Marvellous Mallows Drumstick
  • Walkers Cheese Quavers, Pickled Onion Monster Munch and Flamin’ Hot Twisted Cheetos any 2 for £1.50

Available while stocks last until 31st May 2022.

Galmpton and Churston Local History 2023 calendar on sale

To commemorate 25 years of the Galmpton and Churston District Local History Group, the group have launched a 2023 calendar consisting of local scenes over the years.

You can see a selection of some of the images included, on the group’s website here.

The calendar is available to purchase from the shop, but do be quick as there is a limited supply.

Over £700 raised for ShelterBox by Galmpton Village

Following our last post in March, another £100 has since been raised to support those in Ukraine and elsewhere via the charity ShelterBox. This takes the total raised by Galmpton Village so far to over £700, with donations still being collected in the shop. 

Thank you to our customers and those in Galmpton Village who have donated.

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