Our History

Grovers Telescopes & Binoculars – Simply the best range of these optics in the North. We display many major brands and have knowledgeable advice on hand 7-days-a-week. All available to try with accessories. Grovers has an excellent relationship with the biggest names in astronomy and birdwatching. We are closely associated with many astronomical societies and natural history groups that use these telescopes, binoculars, microscopes, metal detectors and many other devices. We are committed to support their work in increasing understanding of both our world and beyond.

Grovers Photo
– The area’s top destination for “printing your photos” for more than 25 years. Today, Grovers has a variety of services which are seldom seen in any town centre. Grovers has 5 excellent Kodak Kiosks which help you make the very best of your photographs; creating books, cropping and enhancing your photos too. You can choose many other photo gifts and print on to fabrics (like T-Shirts) as well as super large posters & canvas prints. We have a studio for portraits in addition to offering ID & passport photos. We have an excellent copy shop range of services. Colour or black and white and finished with binding orlaminating. All this is backed by professional advice drawing on more than 30 years experience.

Grovers Toymaster
– Generations of local people have fond memories of visiting Grovers toy shop. Our store has a real toyshop with a great selection that is seldom seen. We have 10,000 toys in store all the year round. Our range is backed up by our knowledgeable and experienced staff. So whether you want games, toys or models, Grovers Toymaster is the place to go.

Grovers opened in 1968 and remains a family owned and run business today, known for being an excellent destination for all we do. Our in-store team have been together for years – our aim is to give you the very best service possible.

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