Didcot is often slated for its charity shops. But why? They offer unique items, help a charity, stop items going to landfill and, for some, are a lifeline.
Each charity shop in Didcot offers something slightly different; be it price, quality or quantity of items. I’ve popped into all of them recently and penned my thoughts about the shopping experience below.
Seasonal goods and new items. Well laid out. One of the smaller shops. Good lighting, background music.
Address: 156 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8RJ.
Average prices: paperback book 49p, DVD 49p, men’s shirts £1.99, ladies tops £1.99.
British Heart Foundation
Good selection of crime and chick lit books. Lots of handbags and jewellery. Greeting cards and some new items available. Quite cramped.
Address: 166 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8RN.
Average prices: paperback book £1.50-£2, DVD £1.99, men’s shirts £5.49, ladies tops £3.49-£4.49.
Everything in shop is £3 or less. Mostly rails of clothing. Some new and seasonal products.
Address: 198 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8RN
Average prices: paperback books 2 for £1, DVD £1, all clothes £2 or £3.
A rambling emporium; by far the largest charity shop in Didcot. Good for a rummage. Lots of furniture and household items (not always priced). Quality can be variable.
Address: 60-62 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8AE
Average prices: paperback book 20p, DVD 25p, most clothes £1.
Helen and Douglas House
Two storey well presented shop. Good selection of furniture, including beds, wardrobes and sofas (can deliver).
Address: 113 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8RQ.
Average prices: paperback book £1, DVD £1, men’s shirts and ladies tops £3.50-£5.
Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary
Larger than average shop. Lots of bric-a-brac. Extensive selection of CDs, DVDs and vinyl. Rail of designer and vintage clothing and children’s party wear.
Address: 122 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8AB.
Average prices: paperback book 40p, DVD £1, men’s shirts £1, ladies tops £1.
Good quality clothes, neatly presented in size order. A small selection of furniture (can deliver).
Address: 94-96 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8AB
Average price: paperback book 50p, DVD £1, men’s shirts £3.25, ladies tops £2-£4
I hope you enjoyed this round up of charity shops in Didcot. If you haven’t visited one recently why not pop in and see for yourself?
All information correct as of March 2019.