We are a small family business comprising Mick, Jen and Rachel White. We have been making candles since 1971 and in 1978 moved to the old watermill by the waterfall in the quiet village of Wensley. In 2008 our apprentice Jane Nicholas joined the business and in 2013 our apprentice Jean Green joined the team.
Visitors may observe the various processes involved in the manufacture of candles including traditional dipping techniques and casting methods. The building housing the workshop was a 19th century water mill - the water wheel still exists and mills have been recorded on this site since 1203. We are founder members of the
Swaledale and Wensleydale Art & Crafts Trail.
Leaflet contact is Jennie White 01969 623544
You are welcome to watch us making candles from bees wax and paraffin wax. We use a variety of traditional and modern methods using unusual and interesting equipment designed and made by Mick. We supply candles by mail order within the UK.
Our candles come in many sizes, colours, shapes and perfumes. Diameters range from ½" to 3" and lengths from 2" to 4ft. Our perfumed candles are very popular - they burn hollow and last between 40 and 80 hours, according to their size and perfume.
They really do scent a room.
Our candles are suitable for the dinner table, Church, flower arranging or presents. All are beautiful but they have been designed to be used and will burn a long time with a clear, bright light.
We also stock the latest designs of flower rings and a comprehensive range of candle holders in glass, wood, metal, brass and pottery. These include unusual hand-forged iron holders from Scotland and metal holders made in Yorkshire.
All our candles are made using carefully refined Beeswax, Paraffin Wax and Stearine and the latest Patent Cambaceres plaited wicks and
CONTAIN NO TALLOW.
VISITORS ARE ESPECIALLY ADVISED TO TRY OUR NOTED SCENTED CANDLES.
"When you have tried
a White Rose Candle you are bound to
return for more!"
For our mail order catalogue or other requests, please use our contact/order form. Unfortunately, due to high shipping costs we cannot supply candles outside the UK.
Closed in Jan. Open Feb to Dec
If making a special journey it is wise
to ring and check details.
** Car Park ** Waterfall ** Admission Free **