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Car Boot Success at Gretna Green

Back at the end of July, we launched the very first Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop car boot sale .... And we're thrilled to announce it's taken off! Our carpark is now filling up every week with a boot a-plenty which is great for those of you who love a good rummage and bargain hunt!

Wedding Town: Gretna Green Countdown is on!

Did you hear?? Here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, we're officially counting down to the start of Wedding Town which will start airing on Monday 22nd August on Channel 4....!

Outlander is headed to the Emmy's....

Well this is exciting news - we've just heard that Outlander has been nominated for two Emmy Awards - one of them for costume design (very exciting as we love all things tartan.....)

The Wonderful World of Wiggle Animals

We were off for a wander round the shops the other day when we happened to pop into Hamper and Home to have a wee look round - you never know what you might find when you're not looking!

We spotted these totally-adorable wire wiggle animals - how cute are they! We can't imagine anyone not wanting one of these cute rustic wiggly metal lambs or chickens or goats. These wonderfully wiggly collection of handmade metal animal sculptures make lovely decorations perfect as a housewarming gift!

Gretna Green's Giant Car Boot Sale is coming....!

Nothing beats a good rummage through a car boot sale! Walking around a car boot sale ranks as a firm favourite Sunday pasttime for many folks. There's a love of lolloping along to the car boot, meandering by the bits and bobs, often splashing out on something you probably already have six of! It can be often a rather brisk affair, what with the British weather often changing its mind on what it will do every five minutes! But that's what layers are for, right?

So with this in mind, we had a look around us and realised that we're sitting on a car boot sale goldmine! We've got a fantastic space which is JUST PERFECT for hosting a GIANT car boot we are!

Here's what you need to know:




Runaways Through Time

77 years ago Dennis and Eileen Howell 'ran away' to get married here in Gretna Green. Dennis knew that there was a war on the horizon and that he would enlist. Both their parents were aware that they were in love but they did not approve of marriage since they were so young. Back in those days one person needed to stay in Gretna Green for the 21 day residency act and Eileen did this without suspicion from her parents by saying that she was visiting a friend on the coast... She had even left pre-written postcards with Dennis whom then played his part by cycling to the coast to post the postcards for 3 weekends in a row... Dennis then followed his wife-to-be once the 21 days had passed and they were married here on 17th June 1939.

Last week, Dennis and Eileen's grandson Simon and his fiancée Beccy did the same on the exact same date, along with their children (although they didn't have to stay for 21 days!).

They even recreated the iconic photo from all those years ago!



Wedding Town Gretna Green - Coming to a Small Screen Near You

Who doesn't love weddings....especially weddings held in romantic Gretna Green? Here's your chance to sneak a peek into the world of Wedding Town Gretna Green!

Think back to last summer when we had a film crew here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop collecting footage following different weddings, blessings and vow renewals taking place across Gretna Green including the special ambience and tales from our very own Famous Blacksmiths Shop.

We can now reveal that after many weeks of waiting and wondering, the big reveal is just around the corner coming to a television near you June 2016!

Party Time! FREE room hire for 2016 Events....

If you looking the perfect function space for that party you've got coming up, we've just heard some news we think you'll want to know all about....

It's party time with our Blacksmiths Functions - we're offering FREE Room Hire with any 2016 events*!

100 Weddings Features Gretna Green

It was nice day for a wedding!

Here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop we have welcome a wedding extravaganza! Couples are saying 'I Do' all over the world in the "Good Morning America" "Wide World of Weddings" epic 24-hour, live-stream event, tying the knot in romantic ceremonies across the globe.


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