Gilders founder Ray Davies opened his first shop on the Wellingborough Road, Northampton in 1965.

It was just a small shop selling fishing tackle and hardware.

The seventies was an exciting time for Gilders, Ray’s son Tim joined the company and we moved to our current location at 250 Wellingborough Road. 

This was a much bigger shop which allowed us to expand our range and start selling guns, shooting equipment and country clothing. By the start of the eighties we had opened a shop in Kettering and Gilders was taking shape as the company we know it as today. 

Now in our fifth decade, Tim’s wife Julie and their son Jordan work within the company, alongside a team of expert staff to ensure that we are able to supply top quality products, service and advice. 


You can email us at or contact us at either of our two stores, details listed below.

32 Montagu Street,
Northamptonshire NN16 8RU
Tel: (01536) 514509
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250 Wellingborough Road,
Northamptonshire NN1 4EJ
Tel: (01604) 636723
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