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Oliver Lamps

Oliver Lamps
Units 9C & D,
George Edwards Road
Fakenham
Norfolk, NR21 8NL

Tel: 01328 855028
Email: sales@oliverlamps.com
Website: http://www.oliverlamps.com/
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We supply quality branded lamps to a variety of businesses and homes across the UK.

We offer massive discounts to group accounts.

We offer FREE onsite surveys to complete order forms, taking the hassle out of re-ordering.

We aim to beat and at the very least match our competitors on price.

 

Lilac Nurseries

Lilac Nurseries2Cecil Dixon runs Lilac Nurseries’ well stocked plant stall, spreading out quite widely on the market area off Bridge Street.

Where are you from?
I live in Cawston and we grow our plants at Colkirk.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
Since 1973.

What are your opening times here?
7.30am – 4.30 or 6pm depending on the time of year and weather.

What other markets do you attend?
Dereham (Friday), Swaffham, Aylsham (Monday and Friday)

What led you to running this stall?
I was born into it. My Dad started on the markets in 1965. First of all I worked for Dad, then we went into partnership, and then in 2011 I took over and Dad is now the ‘boy’ helper! When I was young there were more younger traders and it would be good to see more teenagers and young adults involved. It is hard work but very rewarding and I like it!

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
It’s the most reliable market round here and has still got a soul.

What do you sell ?
Bulbs, Vegetable seeds and plants, shrubs, trees, herbaceous plants, alpines, and seasonal bedding plants . Prices range from plants at £1 to trees at £30 . Bulbs range from 5p each to £5 each. Quality is our priority.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Norfolk Landscaping

norfolk-landscapingKarl of Norfolk Landscaping runs a colourful plant and flower stall in the market area just outside Nat West bank.

Where are you from?
Wells.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
5 years. My father Iain was running it first with me as a partner and now it has been handed over to me.

What are your opening times here?
7.30am – 3.30pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Sheringham (Wednesday & Saturday) and Cromer (Friday).

What led you to running this stall?
I studied multimedia technology at uni but didn’t want to sit in an office all day. I went into landscaping and then started this with Dad. He came into it, 45 years ago now, as his father-in-law was a nurseryman in Wisbech. With a liking for an active life Karl is a retained firefighter based in Wells and his father was also in the fire service.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
The people, lots of characters, nice atmosphere with regulars stopping for a chat.

What do you sell ?
Shrubs, trees, bulbs, cut flowers, perennials, seasonal holly wreaths. Prices range from 50p for a pansy to £40 for a bamboo plant. We also have large trees at the nursery and can take orders at our stall. We also have a Facebook page called Norfolk Plants.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield