A BUSINESS which launched in Chard town centre in February of this year is celebrating after already stepping into a bigger, new premises.

Just Purdy, a pottery and ceramics cafe run by Chard woman Diane Dening, opened its first store in Holyrood Street and received instant success.

Now, Diane has moved from the Manor Court end of the road to a new shop, at 22 Holyrood Street.

The new shop was previously owned by antiques business Area 51, who ceased trading in July.

Diane was also surprised to discover that Just Purdy’s new home has a history of pottery making.

She said: “How amazing when we move to new premises and discover the same premises used to be Chard Pottery, run by Ian Batten.”

Diane is keen to learn more about the history of Chard Pottery. If you can help, call her on 07713 804784.