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Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of a family business which has been taken on by a son after his father developed kidney failure.

Clock Wash Launderette in Gaywood was opened on November 5, 1990 by Andrew Stevenson who then set up a drycleaning centre called Clock Clean four years later.

Due to high demand Mr Stevenson and his wife Lesley also opened a small unit on the Hardwick Narrows Estate called Steam Laundry.

Matthew is pictured with his father Andrew Stevenson outside Clock Wash. Picture: SUBMITTED (42998544)
Matthew is pictured with his father Andrew Stevenson outside Clock Wash. Picture: SUBMITTED (42998544)

But the 67-year-old had to stop after developing kidney failure in 2014, before having a kidney transplant from his younger sister Sarah in August 2015.

His son Matthew, 33, has ensured the business remains open, covering a large area including Downham, Swaffham, Holbeach and Wells.

Mr Stevenson said: "I am quite well but I can't do what I used to do. I have to slow down but I still deliver and pick up the laundry.

"Everyone has a washing machine but they can go wrong so we help people out and deal with duverts, horse blankets...you name it we do it."

Matthew studied a business and economics degree at Anglia Ruskin University, and has been trained to take over from his father.

Mr Stevenson added: "He [Matthew] has really worked very hard, seven days a week. Matthew has done me proud."

The 33-year-old has expanded the business as well as renovating the St. Faith's Drive sites.

For more information on the business visit https://clockwash.co.uk/



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