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Damson Brook

About Damson Brook

Founded in 2009, we’re an independently-owned business with a passion for great products and personal service. From humble beginnings selling jam jars during our spare time after work, we now stock thousands of items including kitchenware, garden, toys, gifts and books. We send out hundreds of parcels a day from our home in Todmorden, West Yorkshire to customers in the UK and beyond.

It all started with an impromptu visit to a pick your own farm in Carnforth, Lancashire with a friend. We had grand visions of making our own jam for the very first time, and we decided to tie it in with a bit of a road trip. So there we were two young fellows ready to set off for adventure.

"...we decided to tie it in with a bit of a road trip..."

The journey was an interesting one, since our chosen form of transport was my friends clapped out vintage mini cooper! It’s fair to say we took our time getting there – to take in the views, obviously.

We were finally approaching the farm in Carnforth, we rolled the mini through a field and we thought, “We’ve arrived!” What a place this was, beautiful views of the Lakeland fells and rows upon rows of fruit ripe for the picking. Taking our time to pick the best of the fruit we came away with a bounty of goodies for us to turn into jam.

Once home we started the task of turning our fruit into delicious jams. I was inspired by this, my first jam making experience, to get into the business of selling preserving equipment. The idea was to help others have the same sense of adventure and achievement as I had experienced, and so Damson Brook was born.

"The idea was to help others have the same sense of adventure and achievement as I had experienced..."

 

To all of you, from all of us at Damson Brook - Thank you for shopping with us.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Tomkinson
Founder & Director