The Yard opened in November 2009 after a three year refurbishment of the Victorian warehouse where we can now be found.

The Yard is the latest in a long history of diverse shops that have used the warehouse in Dews Road. In the early 1900s the site was used by a funeral directors. Our shop window once proudly displayed the finest caskets, with the morgue and stables located in the warehouse.

Over the years it became a battery factory, a bakery, and a naughty knickers shop (please ask for details!).

Most recently the warehouse accommodated sound equipment and the shop-front was home to Nicholson’s, a furniture and home accessories shop, between 1994 and 2004.

 One of many trees we had to remove from the roof....

One of many trees we had to remove from the roof....

 This is where the original stables would of been.

This is where the original stables would of been.

 Our new industrial roof being installed.

Our new industrial roof being installed.

 The old door and blocked off windows.

The old door and blocked off windows.

 Midas prosound before the new windows and paint job.

Midas prosound before the new windows and paint job.

 The bare bones of the kitchen area.

The bare bones of the kitchen area.

 The final push...

The final push...

 A lot of white paint was used....

A lot of white paint was used....

The Yard over the years....