Browns seed merchants High Street Stamford/Flanders seed shop

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Topic Originator: brenda
Post Date June 30, 2005 @ 3:00 PM
 Browns seed merchants High Street Stamford/Flanders seed shop
 RE: Browns seed merchants High Street Stamford/Flanders seed shop
 Browns seeds/any photos?

June 30, 2005 @ 3:00 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I used to like going into Browns seed merchants in the High Street.  It was near where Dixons is now.  When you walked in the door it had a smell of seeds and plants.  It had a rack of drawers  behind the counter and they were all labelled with different seed names.  You could ask for a certain seed, say purple globe beetroot, and say quarter of an ounce and the assistant would use a scoop to get some of the seed from the drawer.  She would then weigh the seed and tip them from the scales into a small envelope and write on the envelope what seeds they were.
Editor:  Yes I remember Browns Brenda, it was one of my favourite shops too.  Flanders in Scotgate was also good and a family run business with Mrs Flanders serving in the shop and the Nursery in Casterton Road (where Vence Close now is).  Her son, I think, Newton Flanders) correct me if I am wrong, running the Nursery next to Casterton House.

February 15, 2007 @ 8:05 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Newton Flanders, used to run a flower shop scotgate  which is now a asian resturant (sorry can't remember the name), Newton and my dad used to play golf together on a sunday,and drink in the bull and swan, and my brother used to go out with one of his relatives.  I remember them and the shop well.
Kate: Thanks Margaret.  Yes the shop is now a restaurant - I think called Bombay Cottage.  I can remember Mrs Flanders serving in there I used to get the packets of seeds  for my Dad.

June 14, 2016 @ 1:43 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I can also well remember the smell of lawn seed going into Brown's on the High Street, and the seed drawers.  There is some interesting history of the shop at dating back to 1845.

Does anyone have any photos of Browns (56 High Street) for the website?

Thanks Rog.  Had a look at the Browns info.Very interesting.  Also cider brewing info.
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