FAQs

Your Cart

Close
Paper Plane Your order qualifies for free standard delivery
Subtotal £0.00
Delivery £0.00
Order Total £0
Checkout Securely

WE’VE MOVED!

14th September 2016

moving-card-front

As you will know, Laura’s Beau’s hub for the past 7 years have been in Harrogate. However; time is a changing, and we’ve made the move to Wetherby! Now, our friends have asked if the move was just to be closer to great fish & chips, however, after we went to wander around the market town, and we’ve come up with other things we love about our new home.

A history

Archaeological evidence shows that, what today is known as ‘Wetherby,’ has been a settlement since the Bronze Age (a time period which is characterised by he use of bronze, porto-writing and other very early features of urban civilisation.) There have also been trinkets found from the Roman times which, according to Wetherby visitor centre have been extensive in the form of “coins, building foundations and at least two burial grounds.”

Between London and Edinburgh, in the days of coach travel, Wetherby was exactly half way, and so was a very important place along the Great North Road. There was two hotels with over 100 stables each for those weary horses which were called, ‘The Angel’ and ‘The Swan and Talbot.’ Luckily now we don’t have to travel via the horse drawn coaches, and with the A1 running outside of Wetherby, luckily we don’t have all this traffic running through the centre of town!

I referred earlier to Wetherby as a market town; this market is held every Thursday; it has been like this since 1240 when King Henry III “granted a charter to the Knights Templar to hold a weekly market.”

The Georgian Bath House

The Georgian Bath House is now a beautiful grade 2 listed building on the banks of the River Wharf; recovered from dereliction by volunteers. It was likely built in the 18th century, whilst it’s called a ‘bath house,’ at that time, washing wasn’t seen as important, and it was instead used to take a cold plunge. Doctors at this time believed doing this could cure a number of ailments, including a headache. Now, we’re rather attached to our hot tap, but who are we to argue with the landholder’s fashion of the 17th and 18th century?! On the upper level was a warming room with a fire where they could gather round and warm up after their freezing bath! It was out of this popular social event that spa towns like Harrogate were born!

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-10-44-23

Wetherby Bridge

We always wondered why there are lower arches below the bridge, from the visitor guide, we learnt that the current bridge is actually an amalgamation of three bridges- the older of which you can see when you’re stood on the path below. The only ancient monument, the bridge is now a listed structure. It’s along this bank of the river, looking at the bridge, we love to sit in summer, eating fish and chips and feeding the ducks.

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-10-58-56

The Bandstand

Also on the banks of the River Wharf, you’ll find the Bandstand, which was built in 2000, and on a lovely summers day is a main attraction in the town as the Wetherby Silver Band play on a Sunday afternoon.

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-11-02-22

The Wier

Wetherby has 19 blue plaques around the town which are places and buildings of historical interest. One of these places is the Wier; the site of the town’s industrial past, the water mill that stood here since around the 12th century and used to grind corn and rape. Until it burnt down in 1944, it was also a saw mill. It’s a key stop off on the river walk.

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-11-36-58

There’s many more historical and beautiful places to see around Wetherby; if you haven’t visited, we’d recommend it; go to the visitor centre so you make sure you’re visiting all of the sights of the town! Make sure you don’t miss our favourite stop along the way… the fish and chips shop.

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-11-45-19

Related Articles

Post Title

Witching you a fang-tactic Halloween! 👻

Happy Halloween everyone! How great is our William Morris Compton pumpkin - you can make your own, find out how to in this blog from...

Post Title

William Morris

It's been a while since we've done a blog just about William Morris and his life. We hope you do take a look through the...

Post Title

The Sir William Boyd Dawkins and Dr J.W. Jackson Room at the Buxton Museum

There is room at the Buxton Museum which commemorates the life and work of two remarkable men, Sir William Boyd Dawkins (1837-1929) and Dr J...

A William Morris fabric stack 😍 What would you make from our licensed William Morris floral fabrics? 🪡🧵
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabrics #fabric #fabricdestashuk #fabricstack #upholsteryfabric #curtainfabric
We hope you’re having a lovely Easter 🐣 Choccy treats galore with some beautiful Morris florals, what more could we want! 🌷🤍
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabrics #williammorrisfabric #floraldesign #tablescapestyling #upholsteryfabric #curtainfabric #preraphaelite #floral
Morris fan? There’s 15% off our entire collection of licensed William Morris fabrics and products, this Easter weekend only! 🐣 Use code: EASTER15 at checkout, on our website only, until Monday at midnight 🌙 Enjoy this Easter treat from us! 🤍
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisdesign #onlinefabric #onlinefabrics #preraphaelite #upholsteryfabric #curtainfabric #floraldesign
We love all the beautiful spring florals this time of year 🌷 We’ve also not been able to resist starting early on the Easter treats! 🐣
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabrics #willowbough #tablescape #tablescapes #eastertablesetting #upholsteryfabric #upholsteryfabrics #curtainfabrics #eastertableideas
Introducing Daisy, our latest William Morris licensed design 🌿 Daisy was the second wallpaper William Morris designed, but the first to be produced in 1864, so it remains a special design to every Morris fan ✨ It must have been a favourite of Morris himself, as embroideries of Daisy were used to decorate at the stunning Red House, Morris's home in Bexleyheath. 
We hope you love Daisy as much as we do! Available now on our website, in a limited range of products, fabric is coming soon! ☺️
-
-
-
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabric#onlinefabricstore #preraphaelite #williammorrisdesign#upholsteryfabric #curtainfabric #daisy
A fabric stack of William Morris floral dreams 🤍
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabrics #floralfabrics #onlinefabrics #onlinefabricshop #upholsteryfabric #upholsteryfabrics #curtainfabric #curtainfabrics #strawberrythief #fabricstack
Spring floral ready with our William Morris Willow Bough table setting 🌿 Do your weekend plans also revolve around tea/coffee and baked goods? 🤍
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #willowbough #springfloral #preraphaelite #spring #florals #floralfabric #tablescape #onlinefabric #onlinefabricstore #curtainfabric #upholsteryfabric
Monday done right, laying the table with our beautiful licensed William Morris Willow Bough green tablecloth, completed with a @bettys treat 🥰 
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisdesign #willowbough #tablescape #tablescapes #tablescapestyling #bettys #preraphaelite #preraphaelites #tablecloth #floraltable #onlinefabric #onlinefabrics
A little fabric stack of our William Morris florals, waiting to be crafted into a project 🪡 Can you name them all from the little peak? 🌿 
All our fabrics are printed in the UK and are licensed William Morris designs, printed both size and colour wise to our own specification ✨ If you’d like a sample, just send us a message 📬
•
•
•
#williammorris #morris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabricstash #fabricstack #morrisfabric #preraphaelite #floralfabric #upholsteryfabric #curtainfabric #onlinefabricshop #onlinefabricshopping
Showcasing our licensed William Morris Lily fabric, it’s so light and bright it’s making us excited for Spring! 🌿
Designed by William Morris in 1874, it incorporates the willow background with lilies and wild flowers ✨ The design must have been well loved by Morris himself- it was the wallpaper he used to decorate his bedroom at Kelmscott Manor, his home in Lechlade, Gloucestershire 🌿
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabrics #floralfabric #lily #onlinefabricstore #onlinefabrics #onlinefabric #independentbusiness #preraphaelite
Thrilled with our reupholstered chair, brought back to life with our heavyweight William Morris Willow Bough Green 🌿 It’s amazing what a pop of colour and a floral will do to a room 🤍 If you fancy learning how we did this upcycle, we’ll write a blog on it ☺️ 
& if you’re in the UK and would like a sample of any of our fabrics, please let us know 📮
•
•
•
#williammorris #morris #williammorrisfabric #morrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #willowbough #reupholstery #reupholstered #upholsteryfabric #upcycledfurniture
The different weights of fabric 🧵 We have four weights of fabrics; cotton, heavyweight, drill and pvc, all work well for different projects. For a free sample, please feel free to message us and we’ll get them sent out to you 📮
✨ For our 100% cotton, it’s great for quilting, dress making and more, our lightest weight of cotton
✨ Our heavyweight cotton is perfect for curtains and light upholstery, a heavier fabric than our 100% cotton 
✨ Our drill cotton fabric is our heaviest weave fabric, suitable for light upholstery 
✨ Our PVC is our pvc/oilcloth coated cotton fabric, brilliant as a table covering, it’s sold by the half metre and as it won’t fray, is great to put straight on the table 🌿

The cotton, heavyweight and drill cotton are all 152cm wide and the pvc fabric is 140cm wide. All are sold by the half metre 📏
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #fabrics #morrisfabric #goldenlily #onlinefabric #upholsteryfabric #curtainfabrics #quiltingfabric
In January when the Christmas sparkles come down, we’ve got to bring out even more Morris florals to make sure the house still feels sparkly and beautiful ✨ if you’re also looking to revamp any of the home and looking for a licensed William Morris design for a pop of colour, get in touch for any samples so you can choose which works in your home 🤍
•
•
•
#williammorris #morris #strawberrythief #preraphaelite #onlinefabric #onlinefabricstore #fabrics #williammorrisfabric
Our blue Strawberry Thief oven gloves are back in stock, just in time for Christmas! 🎄 will you be gifting some Morris floral magic this year? Or hope to be receiving some! 🎁 Our matching sets of kitchenware and tableware are very popular this time of year, remember if you’re sending direct to your loved one, you can select for the items to be gift wrapped at checkout on our website! 🌟
•
•
•
#williammorris #strawberrythief #williammorrisdesign #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisdesigns #ovengloves #christmasgiftsideas #kitchenware #tablescape
Our Black Friday sale is now live! 🥂 On our website only, use code, BLACKFRIDAY10 all weekend for 10% off your order ☺️ Ends Sunday at midnight 🌙
•
•
•
#williammorris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #preraphaelite #willowbough #tablescape #placemats #floraldesign
Dreaming of the sunshine 💭 This is our smallest size of tote bag, in our licensed William Morris Strawberry Thief, on this bike ride we were pretty happy that it was filled to the brim with snacks to eat on the beach ☀️ On Wintery nights we love to look back on the sunshine! ☁️
•
•
•
#strawberrythief #williammorris #preraphaelite #morris #williammorrisdesign #totebag #summerdreaming #williammorrisfabric #coronado
We're so thrilled our new website is now live! 🌿Just in time for Christmas shopping, it's much easier to use, and still full of beautiful licensed William Morris designs on every page! We hope you like the change, especially where lots of you are featured on the new 'inspiration' page! 🌟 We absolutely love that it showcases everyones tablescapes and craft projects, just click on them to see the design and who posted the photo so you can see more of their content ☺️ If you're happy for us to use your photos, just send us a message, we'd love it to be a page we can keep adding to throughout the seasons 🪴
Special thank you to @adigi_agency for creating our website, we love it! 🤍
•
•
•
#williammorris #morris #williammorrisfabric #williammorrisfabrics #onlinefabrics #countrykitchendecor #christmasgiftsideas #newwebsitelaunch