We are Richard and Wendy Jones. We run the Colne Engaine Village Shop together, 7 days a week sometimes with the 'help' of our children, Sam and Max.
We opened our doors for the first time on Saturday 3rd March 2007. With neither of us having had any experience in shopkeeping, it was a fast learning curve. Long hours and early starts (mostly for Wendy) soon became normal for us and within a few months we settled in to a smooth running business.
We continue to enjoy our new lifestyle and love feeling a big part of the community, serving our customers with a smile (Wendy) and often a little bit of cheek from me (Richard).
We also have the help from time to time from our good friends Godfrey and Sarah, without their help we wouldn't be able to have the odd day off and occasional short holiday