Swan Heritage: Pat and John’s 65-year-old Swan colander

Pat and John’s daughter recently got in touch with Swan to share this lovely story. Her parents have had their Swan colander since their wedding in 1955! It has been a part of 65 years of treasured memories and family meals, and is still used to this day. And if you ask us, it looks as good as new.

Old black and white photograph of pat and john on their wedding day

Pat and Johns Swan heritage story

We are delighted to share this heart-warming story, loved and cherished since 1955, now a piece of Swan history. Once given as a gift of celebration and never to lose its sentiment. Through decades of being at the heart of a family. Over-seeing four generations, along with priceless memories, laughs and comforting meals – a real marriage made in heaven.

Meet Pat and John, happily married since their early twenties. They received this Swan colander as an engagement gift back in 1955, now 65 years on, it is still being used to this day! Since moving into their first bought home, their family has expanded into several generations, with home-cooked food always inviting passion and even chaos.

Their daughter reminisced how “it was always an open house; mum would feed anybody and everybody who used to visit. Dinner time was chaotic, chatty and warm with good home-cooked food”. Pat cooked for the hearts of anyone who visited, using her trusty gift still to this day. Welcoming anyone with open arms, spreading her love for cooking and bringing people together.

Pat as an elderly women holding her Swan colander

The colander has overseen four generations of hearty cooking, continuing the reliable foundation which stands the test of time like any successful marriage.

We thank you, Pat, John and all the family for providing us with the images of your Swan colander and for allowing us to share your uplifting story to our community.

We wanted to share this heart-warming heritage story among our customers, as this is what we strive for as a household name. We believe in quality craftsmanship and design, built to withstand years of home life. You can rely on our products to never leave your side, a few scuffs and wear only makes them genuine, a reflection of a product that holds more than just what it is used for. We have gone through the changes producing new and on-trend appliances for everyone to enjoy for years to come.

Handle of Swan Brand Colander

Swan’s heritage

Loyal since 1920, pioneering the breakthrough in innovative appliances. During the next few decades, the Swan brand maintained its popularity, with nearly every home possessing a Swan brand product. We proudly design and manufacture each item from our UK headquarters. Backed by 160 strong support teams including, in-house designers, customer services and quality control: producing appliances, cookware and kitchen accessories available across the world. Stories shared like this, keep our history alive.

Celebrating 90 Years of magical Swan moments

Image of unique Swan brand logo celebrating 90 years

We are truly delighted to have provided you with 90 years of reliable appliances you can always trust. Preserved throughout history, our products have been at the hub of people’s homes for generations. We are passionate about our journey we would love to see how your Swan products have stood the test of time in your life, please reach out with your incredible heritage journeys.

To send in your own heritage story, tag our page on social media @SwanBrandUK, or send our team a direct message. We would love to see how our appliances have got on throughout the years.