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Toys for Grandchildren

Toys for Grandchildren

When my wife and I started Mulberry Bush twelve years ago our aim was to build a collection of traditional toys and games that Grandparents would want to buy for their grandchildren.  Lots of wooden toys, not too much plastic, nothing to do with computers, and none of those character or film related toys that are the “must have” one Christmas and gone the next.  The only slight snag was that we weren’t grandparents ourselves, nor indeed did we have…

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New Mulberry Bush toy catalogue now out!

New Mulberry Bush toy catalogue now out!

We’ve just received from the printers our great new catalogue of toys gifts and games for children.  There are lots of new toys and a focus on outdoor and summer.  Perfect for birthdays and summer holidays.  We don’t believe many of our competitors will be mailing a catalogue this spring, so we’re doing our bit to lift the doom and gloom! If you’ve bought from us  recently there should be a copy coming to you in the post very soon….

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Happy Birthday Mulberry Bush

Happy Birthday Mulberry Bush

We didn’t realise it but it turns out we’re celebrating our 400th anniversary this year, in a here-we-go-round-the-mulberry-bush sort of way. Today’s Times carries a fascinating letter – if slightly arcane – from the Master of the Garden of the Inner Temple, London (no less) explaining the provenance of the two mulberry trees that grow there. It emerges that the mulberry was introduced into England exactly 400 years ago, in 1608, by James I in an attempt to build a…

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