5 stars - "I love Crockers! It is a proper Aladdin's cave - inside you can find wellingtons, watch batteries, watering cans, knitting wool, kettles, knives, and all manner of other things. The staff are so lovely and helpful, and sometimes you even get a cuddle with Lara and Jack, the gorgeous canine members of staff." - Jeannie Pryce-Davies
4 stars - "This hardware shop is a local store with helpful knowledgeable staff. It is well stocked and although somethings are a few pence dearer than large DIY stores, saves a trip to Yeovil or Blandford, so it is worth a visit." - barbara clark
5 stars - Lovely old fashion hardware store with knowledgeable staff and very helpful - Marg Miles
5 stars - A Good old fashioned hardware store with everything you would expect it to have and plenty you probably hadn't thought of! - Jeremy Franks
5 stars - "A great style traditional ironmongers similiar in style to the old Robert Dyas stores. Lovely to have the option in Gillingham to not have to go out of town and we have this shop" - Azam Chaudhri
5 stars - "This shop had everything I wanted plus good service and prices" - Kevin Rice
"Gillingham, the Leddenton of Thomas Hardy's novels, is situated in the Blackmore Vale, and is the most northerly town in Dorset. The town is in a convenient position for anyone wishing to explore the surrounding area, as it is on the main railway line from Exeter to London, and only four miles from the main London to Penzance trunk road.
Gillingham became a thriving centre for the local farming community and built the first Grammar School in Dorset in 1526. By the end of the 18th century, it also had a silk mill. The local church has a 14th century chancel, but mostly dates from the 19th and 20th centuries. There are still many 15th century buildings surviving in the town." - Dorset Guide