A NEW exhibition by the former owners of storage and distribution company Grocontintental to showcase its 76-year history will open next week.

The exhibition in Prees is open for three days this month, on Thursday, September 14, Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 for the community to view work-in-progress.

Former Grocontinental owner Linda Grocott said the decision to open up the exhibition is to try to get more feedback about how they can show off the years of memorabilia.

She said: “As the exhibition is really coming together now, we thought it would be a good idea to invite the community to come along and have a look and also provide us with some initial feedback.

“Over the years, we have fortunately accumulated a vast archive of material relating to the company.

“We employed a lot of people from the local area and we really hope they will enjoy what we’re putting together.


“One of our plans is to add a section to the exhibition that focuses on the history of Prees to include contributions from people who have lived and worked in the village and we will be very interested to chat to visitors about this idea.

“The centre also includes a large function room which we hope will be well used by the community.

“The room features a vast glass window which offers a panoramic view of our stunning surrounding countryside.”

Hosted in the Grocott Heritage Centre at Brookdale in Station Road, the exhibition will display a vast collection of memorabilia including vehicles spanning the life of the business, photographs, documentation and a detailed historical timeline.

The centre will be open from 3pm-7pm on Thursday and Friday, and on Saturday, September 16 from 10am-2pm.

Anyone interested in attending the open days should email info@grocottdevelopments.co.uk or call 01948 840700 to register their interest and provide details of their preferred date and time, and the number of people visiting,

There is ample car parking next to the centre and there is disability access.