Barkers Dry Cleaning & Launderette

This business is part of The Lower Parkstone Photo Project »» 

On Saturday 5th October 2013, two days after I took my first photos, Barkers suffered a fire at their Lower Parkstone branch. This has temporarily closed the launderette, although they still accepted dry cleaning and service washes from the temporary office at the back of their Parkstone branch.

Barkers have now re-fitted the launderette and re-opened on 23rd June 2014. Photos from before and after the fire, as well as during much of the renovation, can be seen below.

You can see a video of the fire here.

Barkers - 2015

Barkers – 2015

 

 


Barkers are a family-run business, first established by Ken Barker in the 1940s. They are the only independent laundry services and dry cleaning company in Southern England that is able to offer such a wide variety of products from under one roof.

In addition to their premises at Lower Parkstone, the Barker Group has branches in Andover, Bournemouth, Ferndown, Boscombe and Sherborne.

Barkers is now run by Matthew Barker, who is the grandson of Ken. Matthew is dedicated to building and improving on the skills and traditions handed down to him by his father and grandfather; his vision is to build the most environmentally, eco-friendly laundry in the world.

Services offered at Lower Parkstone (currently only dry cleaning and service washes, as a result of the fire)

Dry CleaningDomestic LaundryBusinessSpecialist
Dry CleaningFinished Domestic LaundryDomestic Laundry Via Agents/ Dry CleanersBridal Gown Service
Carpet Cleaner HireRepairs & AlterationsCommercial LaundryStiff Collars
Retail ProductsBagwash LaundryWorkwear CleaningCurtain Cleaning
Stiff CollarsHand Towel Dispensers
Curtain CleaningDust Control Mats
Hotel Services
Trade Agencies
Care Home Services

Barkers

27 Church Road
Lower Parkstone
Poole
Dorset, BH14 8UF

Tel: 01202 748751

Opening Hours:-

Monday to Saturday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed

 

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