Preston florist legend Margaret Mason opens new store in Warton

Posted on - 8th March, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Friargate, Fylde News, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Proud Preston, Warton
Inside Margaret Mason’s new premises in Warton Pic: Michael Porter

Margaret Mason’s Florists has opened a new store in Warton.


The new showroom, located at The Barn, Warton, features the usual floral services as well as her company Hire Props UK.

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Lady Grenfell-Baines cut the ribbon at the even and made a speech thanking Margaret for
her many years of service to the industry.

Margaret Mason and Lady Grenfell-Baines Pic: Michael Porter

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Local businesses and customers went to the opening where Margaret gave an opening speech where she spoke about working at the business for more than 60 years.


She said that her life has been made up of a series of interesting chapters and the opening of this showroom indicated the start of a new one.

Inside Margaret Mason’s new premises in Warton Pic: Michael Porter

She also thanked all those who had supported her over the years.

Margaret has described her businesses as being “her life” which she loves and has dedicated 64 years of her life to.

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She hasn’t yet decided what she wants to do with the former Friargate location but is now mainly based in Warton.

Margaret told Blog Preston that she found that Friargate is no longer the same due to many shops closing, but she is determined to keep the store looking pretty with detailed window displays.

Margaret Mason Pic: Michael Porter
Margaret Mason Pic: Michael Porter

Margaret has carved out quite the career for herself over the last six decades as she has
regularly travelled with her work to all areas of the country.

She has met royalty over the years and has appeared on local TV.

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