A Career as a Village Trader
Feature and photos by Stella of Heacham-On-Line

Pat Salmon, a well known village trader for many years, has supplied the village with video rentals, gifts, cards and even children's toys during her career as a trader.


At Toys n Tots (her last village shop), Pat pursued her interest in jewellery making and over time expanded her skills enormously.  Toys n Tots being no more, Pat continued to pursue her interest in jewellery and jewellery making.


For more than a year, Pat worked from home and also toured the craft markets to build her new business.  Recently, Pat decided she needed a stable base to work from and space was secured at The Granary, Snettisham. 


The Granary houses a number of similar craft "shops" to Pat's and makes a very interesting afternoon's browse.  It is filled with numerous gift ideas and all under one roof.  Pat enjoys the company of the other shopkeepers to swap ideas and there is the added benefit that they cover for each other so that time off is possible whilst still being open 7 days a week (Summer Mon - Sat 10am -5pm Sun 11am -5pm).  Pat offers all kinds of costume jewellery from tiaras to pendants and prices range from 5 to something more substantial.  In addition to her own jewellery, Pat sells other locally made crafts including paintings and cards.  Why not visit Pat at The Granary and see what you can find for that special gift?