Showing posts with label Tiptree. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tiptree. Show all posts

Monday, 8 April 2013

Local Greetings Cards

We have pleasure in announcing the launch of a range of 4 quality local greetings cards.

The first local greetings cards designs to be available as greetings cards are of Tiptree Windmill, The Jam Factory Tiptree), Maldon Promenade, and The Hythe (Maldon).

The cards are an impressive size, measuring 9x5.5 inches (just under standard UK letter size so use a standard stamp). They are printed on quality stiff white card and are blank inside for your own personal geeting. The greetings cards come with a white matching envelope in cellophane.

At present the greetings cards are available from the Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Jam Shop, and the Cheap Shop in Church Road Tiptree. Other retailers will be announced shortly!

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Greetings Cards
Essex Greetings Cards

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Monday, 5 November 2012

Drawing of Tiptree WIlkins & Sons Jam Factory

Tiptree Essex drawing

Wilkin & Sons Ltd - of 'Tiptree' jam fame - are situated on the main road of the village of Tiptree adjacent to Factory corner. Her Majesty The Queen recently passed through the hallowed gates topped with her royal warrant in 2010 to mark Wilkin & Sons' 125 anniversary. I have had the good pleasure of presenting an illustration to, and meeting, Peter Wilkin - the great grandson of the founder and a complete English gentleman if you ever met one.

From my house some half a mile away (as the wind blows) the scent of sweet Jam from the tall chimneys is carried on any North Easterly breezes and is a pleasant aroma that always surprises when returning home or setting out for the day. The factory hooter can also be heard marking the important times during the jam making day.

For me there is something of the Roald Dahl's fictional Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory about these main gates and I can't recall seeing any workers enter or leave by these gates. The wonderfully ornamental ironwork twists and turns and its manufacture is a skill from a bygone age, as are their famous jams and preserves.

This drawing is set as the low Autumnal sunshine beams through the ironwork gates, much as the glint of gold always beams from of a box of opened treasure at the movies.

Please choose original drawing or hand signed print:

Wilkin & Sons Ltd, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Essex
Hand signed A4 Print of pen and marker sketch on Bockingford 190gsm watercolour paper £14.99
Original 12' x 9" pen and marker sketch on 140lb water colour paper £125
© Robert R Wisdom 2012  

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Tiptree Windmill illustration

Tiptree Essex

It snowed heavily overnight and I went for an early morning stroll to witness the magic white transformation.

The blanket of snow had covered the modern road surfaces, drains, markings and for just a moment I felt transported back in time when roads were just plain tracks and formal pavements were reserved for the cities.

The Tiptree Windmill ('Messing Maypole Mill') has dominated the view into Tiptree from Kelvedon since 1775 and is one of Tiptree's iconic landmarks. It only stopped milling as late as 1962 but as with all windmills is as charismatic as ever. Here is an illustration that captures its timelessness.

Please Choose

Hand signed A4 Print of pen and marker sketch on Bockingford 190gsm watercolour paper £14.99
Original 12' x 9" pen and marker sketch on 140lb water colour paper SOLD
© Robert R Wisdom 2012