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Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fairs – A Bumper Success

Our Peasmarsh Superstore played host to a number of Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fairs, with this year’s once again, proving very popular which in turn helped to raise a significant amount of money for local good causes.

This year’s car boots attracted hundreds of sellers and enthusiastic bargain hunters, with over £1,500’s being raised.

All the money from the sales of pitches and collections on the day where donated to Rye and District Community Transport, Day Centre and Rye Hospital. (The event for the town’s Bonfire Society was called off due to adverse weather).

Stephen Jempson said ‘Our Boot Fairs are a well-established event in the Jempson’s calendar. We take great pleasure in offering our services for the benefit of local good causes and the community over-all, these events are well organised and we hope that they will be even bigger and better when they return. Thank you to everyone who attended. We look forward to welcoming even more traders and bargain hunters to next year’s Bank Holiday events’.

Pictured with Jempson’s Greeter Nick Double are Gillian Roder and Stephanie Faulkner-Smith (Rye Hospital) and Dave Pellen (Rye Day Centre and on behalf of Community Transport).

 

Bake Off Winner Cooks up a Storm at Peasmarsh Superstore

Celebrity chef, author and television presenter Nadiya Hussain hosted two cookery demonstrations with a book signing at our Peasmarsh Superstore recently.

The sold out event was a resounding success, seeing the chef cooking three dishes from her book ‘Nadiya’s British Food Adventure’.

Stephen Jempson said ‘It was a genuine pleasure to welcome Nadiya to the store, we hope that our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening, it certainly looked as though they did, we would like to thank them for coming as well as our sponsors, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, McDougalls Flour and Lurpak butter for their support’ he continued ‘We are already working on next year’s ‘Meet the Expert’ event, and look forward to announcing it soon!’

 

* Image courtesy of Glyn Johnson from Wot’s Cooking.

Jempson’s in the vanguard, now and then


Our promotional material often includes a photograph, taken in the 1930s, of George Jempson’s first delivery van. The van symbolizes several features associated with Jempson’s. George bought the van to help him expand his business by delivering bread and groceries from the bakery and shop in Peasmarsh to the surrounding villages, isolated farms and to the fields during harvesting.

The two lads in the photograph, Nigel Sheather and Desmond Wells, were long serving employees of Jempson’s. We have an enviable reputation for staff loyalty. Enterprise and skilled committed staff are two important factors in our history. No less important are our reputation for honest trading, customer service and sourcing produce and products locally whenever possible. We have been rewarded by customer loyalty so enabling to grow and diversify the business.

The replica van shown in this picture is modelled on those used by tradesmen sixty years ago. We consider ourselves to be progressive yet mindful of our heritage. That legacy is symbolised by the van. There’s a touch of nostalgia in most people, we enjoy the occasional stroll down Memory Lane. Indulge us if you will. Enjoy the van when its displayed at Peasmarsh and when we use it for special promotions. We hope you will see it as a representation of enduring values and reassurance in a seemingly fickle world.