Lambs of Stamford set to shut after 69 years

A housewares and hardware retailer in the Lincolnshire town of Stamford is closing its two shops in April.

A statement on the website of Lambs of Stamford at says: “After 69 years of trading in Stamford, sister and brother Janet Brown and Richard Stapling are retiring and the shops will close on 2nd April 2016. They would like to thank all their customers for their support over many years.”

Founded 69 years ago, Lambs is a family-owned concern owned by Janet Brown and Richard Stapling. They have worked in the business since leaving school over 40 years ago.

Over the years, Lambs has grown from one shop in Stamford to two in the town, each selling different household products.

Lambs China, Glass & Giftware and Cookshop at 35/36 St. Mary’s Street stocks ranges from Aynsley China, Burleigh, Crown Derby, Dartington Crystal, Denby, Frith, Galway Crystal, Maxwell & Williams, Moorcroft, Portmeirion, Royal Albert, Royal Doulton, Royal Scot Crystal, Spode, Waterford, Wedgwood, Worcester, Arthur Price, Horwood, Kitchen Craft, La Cafetiere, Oxo, Pimpernel, Sabatier, Silverwood and Stowe Green, along with small electrical appliances.

Lambs Hardware at 22 St. Peter’s Street stocks electric and gas fires, kitchen appliances, barbecues, log burners, solid fuel fires and lawnmowers, as well as general hardware supplies and Calor gas cylinders. It also supplies trophies, provides an engraving service, offers lawn mower repairs and serves as a Calor Gas Sales & Service Centre.

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