Welcome

photo by Jim Downes

Times Past

The village shop was a branch of Walton’s Departmental Store of Mere, opening at Bradley in 1889. They sold most things – groceries, clothes, shoes, drapery, even furniture. Something not in stock at Bradley would be ordered from Mere and sent the next day. During the 1920s Walton’s Bakery was kept very busy, especially at Easter and Christmas. On the Thursday before Good Friday a team of bakers and helpers would spend all night making 1,000 hot cross buns.



< 2014: Amanda Dye (centre) is our new Manager and Melanie Earle (left) and Mary Richards (right) are her Assistant Managers. The new team took over their responsibilities in December 2013. They are helped and supported by a large band of volunteers. Contact Amanda if you want to help: 01985 844206.


SHOP OPENING TIMES

Mon            8:00  AM  -  5:30  PM
Tue            8:00  AM  -  5:30  PM
Wed            8:00  AM  -  5:30  PM
Thu            8:00  AM  -  5:30  PM
Fri            8:00  AM  -  5:30  PM
Sat            8:00  AM  -  3:30  PM
Sun            9:00  AM  - 12:00  PM


Local Products Yes
Post Office    Yes
Café           No café facilities (alfresco seating available)
Premises       Previous Shop

Manageress     Amanda Dye
Tel No         01985 844206

Email          maidenbradleyshop@gmail.com
Website             http://www.maidenbradleyvillageshop.co.uk (Carrie Baker)




POST OFFICE OPENING TIMES


Mon            9:00  AM  -  1:30  PM
Tue           
1:30  AM  -  4:30  PM
Wed           
9:00  AM  - 12:00  PM
Thu           
9:00  AM  - 12:30  PM
Fri           
9:00  AM  -  1:00  PM
Sat            Closed
Sun            Closed





Postmistress   Pam Thomlinson
Tel No         01985 845040











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LAST COLLECTION TIME

(
random collections during day)

Mon - Fri      4:15  PM
Sat           11:15
  PM

Later collection at 6pm from:

Warminster Delivery Office
71 Market Place
Warminster
Wiltshire
BA12 9AX
01985 213307

(Where Royal Mail missed deliveries
are also collected; or, redelivered
for small fee  — ask at PO counter)





Horningsham Outreach Post Office service
each Thursday - Horningsham Village Hall
(01985 844587) from 1.30 to 4.30pm





Useful Links






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SHOP/PO ADDRESS
(as prefixed respectively)

Maiden Bradley Village Shop
Maiden Bradley Post Office

Church Street
Warminster
Wiltshire
BA12 7HW







                           



                     get directions








MORE SHOP PICS AND INFO
Here


Jul 2013/Feb 2014





"Run by the community for the community."

Maiden Bradley Village Shop celebrates its 10th anniversary
(2001-11). Manager Anne Sercombe with volunteers Mary Stevens, Helen Cross, postmistress Pam Thomlinson, Kim Piwowarski, Carol Kenzie and Marilyn Doel.
> more



SOME SHOP PRODUCT INFO



Times Past

Monday was market day, and had been since 1267. The original site was near the priory, but it later moved to Church Street The stalls covered over 100 yards and offered a wide variety of goods. Local produce such as butter, eggs, cheese and honey were available. Occasionally there was fruit and sweets, or travellers with cheap trinkets. Coal from Radstock was sold at threepence ha’penny ( 1.5 pence) a bag. There was always ale available. People walked four or five miles to visit the market, or made use of a public carrier if they could afford it. Bradley was at the intersection of two important coaching routes – London to Barnstaple and Bath to Poole. In 1780 three coaching inns in the village. Between 1750 and 1800 three turnpike roads ran through Bradley, to Frome, Wincanton and Bruton.



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Who are our suppliers?

We are passionate about supporting local businesses. These are some of the Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset based companies who currently supply us:



Taylor's Traditional Bakers, Bruton 01749 850284 - Mondays, Wed/Fri
Maisey's Bread, Radstock  - Fridays



click pics to ENLARGE


Andrew Barclay Butchers, Wincanton 01963 34880
Jon Thorner Farm Shops and Butchers, Pylle 01749 830138 - Tue & Thur
Mere Fish Farm, Mere 01747 860461
Fresh fish from Bridport (new line, "24 hours from port to plate")



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Spencer's Eggs, Zeals (special mention!) - Fridays

Our free range eggs come from the Spencers’ family-run farm, only a few miles away at Zeals. They are laid on a mixed farm where they share the pasture with a dairy herd. The wheat for their diet is grown and milled on the farm. They are free to to roam from dawn to dusk and their indoor space is an ‘aviary’ system – like a large climbing frame, for happy birds! In 2010,  Spencers’ Free Range Eggs won the prize for best tasting eggs at a national award ceremony run by Country Life Magazine.

Fresh fruit and vegetables - every Thursday
Fresh sandwiches - hand-made on the premises every day.
Milk, regular and organic - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays




Wine, Cider & Ale -  very fine selection of very reasonably priced tipples



In the summer we have a wide range of herbs and seedlings grown by
members of the community. Much cheaper than the garden centre and
about as local as you can get!



Other services

Did you know that we offer the following services?
  • Dry-cleaning
  • Laminating
  • Photocopying
  • Faxing
  • Ordering of Pet/Bird food and pet bedding
  • A full news agency service (newspapers and magazines can be pre-ordered)
  • Computer for customer use
  • Wifi
  • Hot drinks and soups available. Sandwiches are freshly made in the shop daily and can be ordered in advance for a large group of walkers or cyclists.


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Just come into the shop - we are here to help!



Many thanks to MB Posterous (now defunct) and Sam Ribeck / Samantha Haynes for most of the products section above.












P A R K I N G


Plenty parking, both in front of shop and also
across the way at the Somerset Arms










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DATA FILE


Church Street
Maiden Bradley
Warminster
Wiltshire
BA12 7HW

Manageress:     Mrs Kay Mayne
Telephone:      01985 844 206
Email:          maidenbradleyshop@gmail.com
Website         http://www.maidenbradleyvillageshop.co.uk
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Maiden Bradley Post Office
Telephone: 845040

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