One of Bungay’s oldest established businesses which are still run by the same family that founded it 150 years ago is a focal point of Bungay’s Town Centre. Since it was established by Henry Wightman in 1861, Wightmans of Bungay has seen many changes, survived a wartime Nazi bomb and prospered through five generations of their family.
For about the first century of its long history, Wightmans specialised mainly in drapery, floor coverings, bed linen and lingerie. In the 1930s the business expanded into a building which had formerly served as the town’s fire station. Its stock in trade also expanded to include furniture and furnishings.
Now run by John & Jane Wightman, the business employs six full time and four part time staff, who are always on hand to offer assistance. You may browse through the store at your own leisure or you just have to ask for help and a willing member of staff will be there for you. Wightmans of Bungay really do offer old fashioned courteous service which is a rarity in these days of automated service, and it is that, along with the massive range of products that will maintain Wightmans popularity through another generation.
The range of stock is impressive, whatever you require for your home furnishings, you will almost certainly find it at Wightmans. From carpets, vinyls and rugs with a full fitting and home selection service and free disposal of old mattress, pine beds, bedding, bedroom furniture, occasional furniture, curtain and dress fabrics, recliners, all types of blinds supplied and fitted, to an extensive stock of haberdashery, hosiery nightwear and soft furnishings. The list is endless.