A new venture has been launched by Beamish, The Living Museum of the North. Their traditionally-made sweets are now available to purchase from a number of local businesses.
The sweets are handmade at the popular Jubilee Confectioner’s sweet shop in Beamish’s 1900s Town.
Now available from a number of local shops, cafes, attractions and accommodation providers.
There are five flavours to choose from, pear drops, rhubarb and custards, raspberry drops, sarsaparilla and Beamish Mix (a selection of fruit flavoured sweets).
Matthew Henderson, Beamish Product Development Manager, said: “Our traditional sweets, made in our Jubilee Confectioners sweet shop, are incredibly popular with visitors and we’ve branched out to launch a wholesale sweets line. We’re proud to have teamed up with a growing number of local businesses including shops and cafes, who are stocking jars of Beamish-made sweets, delivered by staff in Edwardian costume.
“Customers are really happy to see the Beamish sweets and we are delighted to already have a presence in a dozen venues region-wide.
“Selling our famous sweets in shops across the North East as part of this new wholesale venture is helping to support the museum as a charity, following the devastating impact caused by coronavirus, and ensures we can continue to share the important story of the history of the North East for generations to come.”
Kieran McBride, Store Director, Fenwick Newcastle, said: “Fenwick is incredibly proud of its North East heritage and continues to support the local community and the independent artisans and businesses within it. Fenwick see Beamish fit in with this ethos perfectly and we are absolutely delighted that such an esteemed business is now part of our Newcastle Food Hall proposition.”
Knitsley Farm Shop owner Rachael Jewson said: “We were thrilled to be approached by the team at Beamish Museum with the proposal to be their first external stockists of their handmade sweets.
“Here at Knitsley Farm Shop, we are always looking for great, new local products to support our own homemade produce and felt the connection with Beamish was a perfect opportunity for both businesses to benefit. It offered us a brilliant new product with great local heritage links.
“We look forward to a continued and long lasting partnership with the team at Beamish.”
Liza Johnson, Director of Discovering Durham CIC (community interest company), said: “Stocking the range of traditional sweets from Beamish Museum in our shop has been an amazing way to start conversations about the attractions around County Durham. It also feels good that we as a CIC can support the work of Beamish by selling their sweets. Our customers have loved being able to take a bit of Beamish home.”
Among the other business already signed up are Low Urpeth Farm in Chester-le-Street, The Old Stables Knitsley in Consett, Homer Hill Farm Shop in Houghton-le-Spring and Poplar Tree Garden Centre & Brambles Coffee Shop in Shincliffe.
The image above of the trams at Beamish is from the RailAdvent collection, more information here.
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