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  • 1832 by the Stone Family and for 20 years it was Parker’s Bakery
  • 1861 ‘The Queen’ A beerhouse named in honour of Queen Victoria
  • 1878 Miss Amelia Cuddeford’s Boarding School for Young Ladies
  • 1890’s Tommy Raddon a tailor turned part of the building into a ‘Temperance Hotel’
  • 1924  Tom Raddon split the property and leased part (now Hartley Antiques) to Edward Harrison, another tailor
  • 1948 Herbert Rumbold a bicycle dealer purchased the property
  • 1969 Jock McVey purchased and turned it into a newsagents but still carried on bicycle repairs
  • 1982 Mallows Newsagents part of BPM properties
  • 1993 Dillons Newsagents part of T & S Stores PLC
  • 1997 Derek & Sally Green turned it to private ownership

Restored many original interior features, including the shop front and the untouched fireplace from the 1890’s; this was found behind the magazine racks, as was the wooden panelling in the reception area.

  • 1998 Cedar Antique Centre was opened
  • 2007 The centre changed ownership and was renamed Farthingales
  • 2011 New ownership & management implementing needed updates to the centre including rebranding to Hartley Antiques

Restored the exterior windows on shop front and signage. Redecoration & renovation programme including new room on third floor. Emphasis on quality items and introducing new dealers appropriate to the centre and its clientele. 

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