Photographs shown above © Nigel Sprowell

J Harrison & Sons, commercial basket makers, worked in St Ives from 1877 until 1970. They supplied a variety of basket types including:

Bicycle baskets, Potato baskets, Laundry baskets, Fruit baskets (used in orchards to collect fruit), Post Office baskets sent out to be used all over the country, and Filter baskets, used by our local Fire Brigade.

Below are a few photgraphs to illustrate this local business. Click on a photograph to enlarge and read a description.