A Piece of old Caversham unveiled.
Author: M F Foster
A Piece of old Caversham unveiled
The Caversham Picture Framer on Church Road Caversham holds a well kept secret. It has been a picture framing business for 30 years, but it had a former life as a fishmongers. The historic tiled interior has been hidden from view for many years. It has black and white tiled walls with a swag pattern frieze which is both of local historic interest and an attractive period shop interior of a type which has largely disappeared.
The Caversham Picture Framer is going to undergo a major refurbishment, and as part of the process the old tiling will be revealed and be visible for the first time in many years. The shop will close from Tuesday 30th May for about 3 weeks before re-opening to continue serving the local community as a picture framer. The new interior design will endeavour to display more of the tiling, which many visitors to the shop admire.
Alex Foster, owner and framer, intends to also use the space to bring art events and opportunities to the local community as well as providing interior design support by introducing a range of handmade bespoke mirrors and frames, and framing services, including restoring and supplying period frames.
Alex, who recently took over the business, said “This historic old shop at the heart of the Caversham community needs to be kept as a feature of the high street, and I am really looking forward to renewing its appearance and helping bring art and design to the fore in Caversham.”
- Published: 2017-05-23 15:00:29
- Updated: 2021-12-01 00:19:40