250 YEARS OF HIS­TORY FOR STORE

Bak­ers & Larn­ers of Holt is cel­e­brat­ing an ex­cep­tional an­niver­sary this year

EDP Norfolk - - BAKERS AND LARNERS -

It has seen four cen­turies, nine mon­archs and been un­der the guid­ing hand of just one fam­ily; 2020 marks a spe­cial year for Bak­ers & Larn­ers.

It was back in the reign of King Ge­orge III that John Baker and his wife moved to Holt, where he started work­ing in the fam­ily busi­ness of black­smith and iron­mon­gers.

Fast for­ward to the year 2020, 250 years later, and this busi­ness now trades as the well-known, much re­spected and much-loved Bak­ers & Larn­ers de­part­ment store.

The com­pany has ex­panded from the small shop in Holt Mar­ket Place to a group with three sep­a­rate di­vi­sions; the de­part­ment store, two Bud­gens su­per­mar­kets and four builders’ mer­chant branches.

It has the in­volve­ment and sup­port of the eighth and ninth gen­er­a­tions of the Baker fam­ily and the ethos of the busi­ness is still very much fam­ily-led. Bak­ers & Larn­ers is look­ing for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing 250 years of trad­ing where it can thank all those who have sup­ported the busi­ness and share a re­mark­able jour­ney with cus­tomers, staff, both past and present, and the com­mu­nity.

In ad­di­tion it is keen to raise money for its char­ity of the year, the East Anglian Chil­dren’s Hos­pice, EACH, while at the same time sup­port­ing other small lo­cal char­i­ties cho­sen by the Bak­ers & Larn­ers team.

This con­tent is supplied by Bak­ers & Larn­ers of Holt. bak­er­sand­larn­ers.co.uk

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