Beale Ironmongers under new ownership - Mr and Mrs Jhand. As they state below: "It will stay exactly the same. We hope to meet and serve the community of orpington with open hands." Unfortunately the Singer shop closed down some time ago.
How many times do you find you need a couple of screws and end up buying a pack of 50 or more at one of the nationwide stores? Next time think local. Nestled in the quietude of The Crescent, between Green Street Green Village and Orpington Hospital, just off the Sevenoaks Road, is a wonderful ironmongers, where you can buy single screws, washers etc. It is owned and run by a husband and wife team, who have been there for many years - probably as long as this writer has lived in the area (34 years). They are always helpful and knowledgeable, happy to give advice.
They stock all sorts of interesting oddments, as well as screws, washers etc and also do key cutting and knife sharpening. And their prices are always very reasonable. Over the years, I have purchased numerous useful items, including blue oven dishes, food sieves, a very good tin opener, brooms, doormats, dustpan and brush (less than £2 TODAY!) - and always good value. So next time you suddenly want a holding down plate washer or a trailing gang socket, pop along to Beale's and I am 99% sure they will have them!
Contact details: 14 Crescent Way, Orpington BR6 9LP
Telephone: 01689 854 159