End of an era for Gaywood arts shop and centre

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An end of an era is about to dawn when Henderson Art and Framing, which has been in Gaywood for the past 25 years, finally closes its doors this month.

Bill and Sue Henderson took over the business from the founders Helena and Barry Anderson in 2002 and have continued to run the business ever since. But although Sue is retiring, Bill will be carrying on his picture framing business as Henderson Framing from their home in Wootton Road, Gaywood.

“It’s the end of 25 years of having an arts centre and shop in Gaywood, so it’s sad to be leaving,” said Sue. “We would like to say thanks to our many customers who have supported us. I have thoroughly enjoyed this business and the arts world is so lovely.

“We have seen so many people come here and to learn art and we hope that they will carry on with their painting. We have had many children who have joined classes which we have run here and they have continued enjoying it into adulthood.

“When Helena set up the business, it was her dream, and she is an artist. I brought artists in so that teaching could continue.” Helena retired as a tutor in 2008.

The business in St Faiths Drive, will close its doors for the last time on Saturday, May 30. Bill’s framing business can be contacted on 07547135912.

The tutors who used to teach at the centre were Mike Tuddenham, Elizabeth Fitzgerald-Carter, John Hughes, Tod Evans and Julie Spriggs. More information about contacting them in future will be on the website www.hendersonartandframing.co.uk