Miniatures started in 1989 when Vera Jackson opened "The Welsh Doll
House" in Brecon Road, Abergavenny (South Wales).
As well as selling generally available doll house miniatures, Vera
developed her own line of products, which other businesses began to
purchase to sell in their own shops.
In 1993 Vera decided to sell "The Welsh Doll House" (which has since
closed) and concentrate on supplying trade customers with her unique and
expanding range of "Jackson's
In 1994 the business moved from Abergavenny and was briefly located in
Dorset and then Devon, before moving to Epsom, Surrey, in 1995, where it
remained for 7 years. In that
time, Jackson's Miniatures prospered and grew, and in 2002 Vera
persuaded her son, Steve, to take over running the business on a full
time basis. He had been helping with the administrative side of
Jackson's Miniatures for a while, but he was beginning to find that his
unpaid part time job was taking up more time than his full time paid
employment in London!
As part of the change in management the
business was incorporated as a limited company and moved to its current
premises in Gillingham, Dorset. Jackson's Miniatures continues to
specialise in manufacturing 1/12th and 1/24th scale doll house
miniatures in Britain, though the business has also expanded into
producing a range of affordable garden railway building kits.