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Fred Aldous Frames 

Introducing the Fred Aldous picture frame range. British made, high quality solid wooden frames with glass.


Lumi Sunfold Kit

An exciting new way to print elegant patterns on any natural fabric. Takes the fuss out of tie-dye for simple fashionable looks.


Fred Aldous Brushes

The Fred Aldous brush range is made by one of the UK’s leading brush manufacturers. Every brush you could ever need.


Make things at Fred Aldous


We cut and engrave your files or, for a truly hands on experience, you can hire our laser studio and do it yourself.


Not one but two analog chemical photo booths. One black and white one colour. 4 poses, 3 minutes just £3.


Hire the Fred Aldous Photo Studio. We offer photographic services right in the heart of the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre.

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