In 1988 my parents Chris and Joan Dyer bought a settee from you. They previously lived round the corner in Bolton-le-Sands on Marefield Road, if you have any staff from that time – they knew you well.
I remember the day it arrived at our then new family home ( Bambers Walk, Wesham, Preston, PR4 3DG – you may still have the record).
An exciting delivery for children aged 7, 6 and 3 to bounce around on for the first time (although we were strictly forbidden!!).
A lot has happened since then. They no longer have the couch – I do. Although I’m 34 now! And what I can’t believe is that it still looks better than other cheaper couches long since bought and sagged since. It seems I had the best deal with the hand me down. It has seen me through many twists and turns of life. It’s been a spare bed, a film buddy and a friend to so many of my friends and family over the years. I would have been lost without it.
So I just wanted to say thank you.
Now it’s my turn to finally get on the property ladder for the first time and I’ve bought my own place – an apartment. The couch is coming with me, until I can find a more contemporary design to match my decor… Although I may just get it recovered as it really does still look good as new.
Although it’s definitely time for a new mattress. And out of the blue I saw your competition. It made me smile. It’s definitely time for some new furniture once I’ve saved up!!
I bet you rarely find out what happened to your furniture and the lives it has shared, so I thought I’d share the story of just one.