The Orange Pig Children's Wear
Mon to Sat 9:30am to 5pm
122 High Street
Tewkesbury, GL20 5JU
Phone: 01684 297935
The Orange Pig opened in 1986 and specialises in Children's Wear 0 to 12 years, stocking pretty, fashionable and well respected brands.
The Orange Pig is an independent shop owned and run by Nickie Philipston-Stow. Please see the following photographs and Nickie's story further down.
In 1986 my husband purchased 122 High Street, Tewkesbury, it had been a greengrocer and was in pretty poor state, but with the help of a friend, it was amazing what several coats of white paint did for it.
I was able to get the help of a neighbour, June Micklethwaite who had experience window dressing and togther we designed the interior of the shop. Glass cubes on one wall for sweaters, shirts etc hanging on rails.
We opened on the 18th April and our first days takings amounted to £96 so my husband made it up to £100.
In 1990 June left to go and live in Cyprus and another friend Lesley Gilby joined me. We closed for 2 weeks and enlarged the back of the shop by removing a walk in cupboard and a safe. A beautiful old fireplace was revealed in the front part of the shop which was repaired and then coverd over. This gave us a lot more room and we started to sell maternity wear.