Ashford Australia independent dealer of Ashford Wheels and Looms since 1984

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The Ashford Story

Everyone has a Grandfather, mine was the handyman type, big hands, bright blue eyes that sparkled and a permanent smile. Visiting in the school holidays was always a treat. I was allowed to watch Grandpa tinker in his back shed, the saw dust smelt so delicious. Grandpa would make me these beautiful wooden eggs from special pieces of timber he collected all over New Zealand.

My Grandfather was Walter Ashford and when he wasn't making wooden eggs for me he was busy making wooden Ashford products for you. Walter Ashford started back in 1934 making kit set Ashford Toys & Wheels for sale in the Home Journal, I guess with his Ashford Wheels still turning 79 years on, he must have got the design right!

There is still a wee bit more to this story so Ill start the next chapter by saying that everyone also has a Mother. Mine is Gay, well Gaynor actually and Mum has been selling the Ashford product here in Australia for the last 30years. I remember when Mum started selling kit set Ashford products from home, there was no room to park the car in the garage anymore so she sold it! Mum and Dad bought a beautiful property South of Cooma called Past Times which became home to Ashford Australia for 25years. 

The story has just started a new chapter with Mum and Dad retiring, closing the doors at Past Times and allowing me to open them here online where Ashford Australia will continue providing you with our complete range of Ashford products.

If it's an Ashford product that you have had for 79years in need of some TLC or you are after a fancy new one, take your time to browse the range here online.
I'm only a phone call away and can help you find your way into this exciting world of fibre, so I hope we get to chat soon.

Cheers Rewa