In 1931 Dudley Pope, who played cricket for Essex, formed a partnership with Peter Smith who played for both Essex and England. Pope and Smith have been carrying on the tradition of service ever since.
The current owner Colin Wade has worked at Pope and Smith since 1974, took ownership in 2000, and prides himself on the specialist knowledge he and his staff have accumulated on every sport and aspect of school uniform.
The level of service provided makes a pleasant change from many of todays multiple stores, who seem to concentrate solely on fashion. We try to keep our sports and our various school uniforms in stock the entire year through.
Moulsham Street has provided the ideal home for Pope and Smith, as they are now surrounded by the other independant shop-keepers of Chelmsford. Indeed, along with James Dace, probably Chelmsford's two oldest names.
Pope & Smith hope that with the introduction of a new website they can reach even more customers and impress with their knowledge, expertise and service.
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