You just don't find many shops like Evison's these days. It's a family-owned shop selling a vast array of outdoor gear and clothing - not so much the trendy high-tech stuff but the old-fashioned solid, dependable gear worn by farmers and others who spend their working lives out in the fields in the lashing rain and gusting winds.
They have about 15 different types of wellington boots (wellies to us Brits) and they will tell you the ins and outs of each one....including a bit of background about the companies that make them.
The service is relaxed but informative. This is a place that oozes class and charm.
Oh..and the telephone number below is as it is printed on their hand-written receipt. Wonderful!
What to buy: Outdoor wear.
Address: 19 High Street
Directions: Almost opposite the Tourist Information Office
Phone: "584290 WISBECH"Add to your Trip Planner
This art gallery stocks a lovely range of gifts and art and craft products. The bonus is they also have a small seated area for tea & coffee etc! The upstairs gallery has new displays every month.
What to buy: Seasonable flowers, fruit and vegetables e.g strawberries, apples and raspberries.
What to pay: Prices for the very fresh produce are very competitive and the quality is high.
Address: 5 Market Street PE13 1NW
Directions: Just off the market place.
Phone: 01945 429122
Website: http://www.theoctagongallery.co.uk/Related to:
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