About Us

Edward J Lancaster officially began supplying coal to the residents of Walthamstow in 1934, though the business had been trading since the early 1910s. Starting out in Forest Road E17, Lancaster's became well known in the local area and was eventually purchased/registered as a limited company in 1962 by shareholder William Sutton, father of the current owner.

The business moved to Wood Street in 1983 but kept a shopfront in Forest Road. This was until the early 90s brought about more opportunity on Wood Street and we replaced the timber yard that stood in our current location. It was also around this time that the decision was made to branch out into garden supplies.

Now operating primarily as a garden centre, we offer plants, composts, pots, houseplants, homeware, local produce, landscaping and of course, coal.