Deans traditional awnings – the harbinger of spring at Piper’s florist


It might be cold and snowy today but at Piper’s Florist in Oxted it is always spring. Piper’s were originally established in Edenbridge, Surrey in 1966 – (we won the world cup – remember that?). Over the years various family member have opened Piper’s Florists branches  in Oxted and Lingfield , all pretty Surrey towns.  This fabulous new Deans traditional burgundy coloured traditional awning is on the new Piper’s florist in Oxted, Surrey, proudly displaying the owner’s floral graphic.

Manufactured, as always, by Deans in the  same, crafted, way with some modifications to utilise environmentally safe materials as, for example in the finishing where we no longer use lead based paint, in line with our environmental policy. Previously,  the  arms would also have been painted with lead based paints, but now we use the much more robust, and better finished, powder coating process which is  carried out at our very own powder coating plant. Of course the awning box is made from the finest hardwoods constructed by craftsmen and finished to the highest standards. All our timbers are from harvested sources.

You might notice a light covering of snow on the awning cover in this picture and we always recommend awnings be retracted, as seen in the second image, in snowy conditions as the weight of snow can cause damage to and awning cover.

The original village of Oxted (now Old Oxted) is a small village centred on a short high street with four pubs (The Old Bell, The George Inn, The Crown Inn and The Wheatsheaf) just off the A25. The oldest church in Oxted is St Mary’s, a thousand years old but still provides pastoral care to locals. The Grade I listed  St Mary’s, was built in a field on a conspicuous mound, upstream from and north-east of the medieval heart of Oxted, near Master Park and the railway station.

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