Welcome to Clarkes
Clarkes are one of the largest independent suppliers of Building, Farming and Garden Materials in East Anglia, and fast becoming the number one outlet for Cartridge and Shooting Accessories in East Anglia and beyond. Our commitment in ensuring we have dependable stock quantities of everything we offer for sale is paramount to us.
We now stock all leading brands of ammunition including: Winchester, Eley, Federal and Remmington. Rio, Express, Fiocchi, Eley, Gamebore and Saga cartridges and a full range of clays.
You’ll find everything you need to kit yourself out at Clarkes from Country Clothing to Shooting Cartridges & Accessories, Equestrian Equipment, Clothing, Bedding and Horse Feed.
We also have a Cartridges, Clothing and Country store at Jimmys Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, Ipswich, IP9 2AR.
In presenting our website we think this is an opportune time to re-introduce our founder, Horace F. Clarke and we take pleasure in reproducing below, a drawing featured in the WEEKLY DISPATCH of 1898 on account of his ‘remarkable successes at swimming’ Horace was the son of a well-known auctioneer and took over his father’s business in the early 1900’s. The auctioning of agricultural requisites led to his establishing a timber yard, which after the First World War had become a builders’ merchant, called Horace F. Clarkes and in 1954 was made a limited company. Still a family business, four generations of the Clarke family have been actively involved in the business which occupies discreet 10 acre premises in the unspoilt village of Walsham-le-Willows.
The last 30 years have seen steady expansion and Clarkes now employ 100 people and run a large fleet to deliver their goods throughout England. No competitor can supply such a wide range of top quality products, from stock.
Why Choose Clarkes?
Established in 1908, Clarkes of Walsham have been serving the building & agricultural trades and more recently the public. As a family run, independent business, Clarkes pride themselves on offering a personal service that is valued by both trade and counter customers alike.
We buy direct from most of the leading manufacturers which means that the range and quality of products is unrivalled. This combined with our onsite Joinery, Fabrication, Sawmill departments and trained staff who are on hand to help and advise, makes buying from Clarkes always a pleasure.
Buying From Clarkes
Anyone can buy from Clarkes either by cash, cheque (with supporting bankers card), Debit, Credit card over the counter or by opening a monthly trading account (subject to credit approval).
Everyday Clarkes makes up to 200 deliveries throughout East Anglia with a fleet of 15 lorries (equipped with HIAB cranes) and smaller crane delivery vehicles for those difficult driveways.