A FAMILY which has run a business from the same shop in Devizes for 28 years has expanded into new premises.

Original Glory is now operating from St John's Street after first staring in the front room of a house in Long Street owned by Jenny and Richard Fruen.

Their sons Ed and Alex now run picture framing and specialist paint and wallpaper business.

Ed said: "My Mum and Dad started the business as a furniture restoration business, which is where our name came from with the strapline ‘Restore your furniture to its Original Glory’.

"An antiques shop soon followed, and then they added a picture framing side to the business which remains strong to this day.

"The shopfront now operates as a decorating paint and wallpaper merchant offering the Farrow & Ball and Little Greene brands - and is run by my brother Alex and I.

"Mum has returned to the business to run the front of house, while we picture frame from the workshop out back. Dad’s lifetime’s experience in restoration was invaluable in bringing our new premises back to life."

Ed, 41, and Alex 37 are both former pupils of Devizes School. The business moved from the family home in Long Street to a few doors along at 50a.

Mr Fruen said: "The business grew as Original Glory introduced Farrow & Ball paint to the town and Alex developed a digital side to the business, specialising in printing and fine art reproductions.

"The operation outgrew its premises and the potential of the former St John’s Art Shop was realised. A 10 week restoration project was undertaken by the family at 29 St John’s Street, and Original Glory was moved by hand and foot, less than 50 yards to the other side of the Town Hall."