A British summer brings with it the sounds of the smack of leather on willow and cries of "howzat". These are sounds that are very dear to our hearts at John Copus Sports.
John left school at 16 and learned to make cricket bats working for the late, Stuart Surridge, former captain of Surrey CCC.
When the firm left London in the mid sixties to establish its business in Witham in Essex, John took redundancy and started working for himself doing repairs in a shed in his parent's garden.
Over time the repair business escalated and John moved to shop premises in Hither Green where he also started a sports retail business specialising in cricket.
Forty plus years down the line and John has now retired from retail sales and re established his cricket equipment repair business from his workshop at home.
John Copus Sports are one of the only independent specialist businesses in the UK offering these services.