BCCM Boarder Collectables, run by Val and Al Giplin, is a comic shop that has had a rather varied path; operating from market stalls, back bedroom, and local shows. But recently, it set up permanently in the Welsh town of Wrexham, into the arts centre/shopping market known as Tŷ Pawb, which translates as "Everybody's House".
And this week, the Mayor of Wrexham, Councillor Andy Williams, visited Tŷ Pawb to officially welcome the newest member.
BCCM Boarder Collectables sells comics and graphic novels, mini-figures, Subbuteo sets, and other collectables. They also make custom items to order, including recently a LEGO Wrexham football player–a team that is yet to have official LEGO recognition.
Al Gilpin told Leader Live "We're really pleased that we've now got our stall up and running at Tŷ Pawb. We hired a market table here on a few occasions last year and it was great to see the place so full of kids and families, especially on the weekends for the live music and other events. We're really looking forward to more of the same this year, especially now we've got a bit more room to display our stock. There's a real opportunity for small businesses like ourselves to thrive here. We're local and we're passionate about what we sell and I think our customers really appreciate that."