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1933

Yorkshire’s Oldest Herbal Store

Established in 1933, in an old market town in Yorkshire, the Jackson brothers founded Doncaster’s first recorded Medical Herbalist Practice: W. D. Jackson & Sons. After 90 years the store remains on Printing Office Street where you can still visit to purchase herbal supplies and book 1-2-1 health consultations.

Over the last 90 years this high street establishment has gained a wide following for its reputation for being accessible, reliable and affordable. After the founding brothers took their well-earned retirement the Shephard twins took over the baton of responsibility and ran Jackson’s for 35 years; becoming pillars in the community within their own right.

2018

The Herbalists Go Online!

With an internet age booming and international corporations smothering local independents out of the industry, Jackson’s heritage looked to close its doors for the final time.

It was time for a new generation to take over. Local born Medical Herbalist Lydia Mantella returned from London with her husband Arman Mantella to create a new team to determine how to continue the legacy of Jackson’s and take it forward into the digital era.

The young pair, along with long-term owner John Shephard combined the wisdom of all generations in order to continue the ethos of the shop while expanding its services beyond the high street. In 2018 the herbalists launched online for the first time while continuing their high street presence. In 2023, John Shephard welcomed his well-earned retirement and the Mantella family now run the company with practices in Yorkshire and London while suppling customers nationwide.

2021

New Location

The team expanded into the Yorkshire town of Thorne where they established a new multidisciplinary clinic and local manufacturing unit.

2024

Our Mission

Our mission, as it was in 1933, is to support our now expanded community to live their healthiest and happiest lives.

The Herbalists are a passionate collective of individuals, joined together by their gratitude for nature and desire to utilise plants to support wellness.

We are driven to improve your lifestyle because Healthy is Happy.

Welcome to our World.

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