Hawkin’s Bazaar closes its Norwich shop

Sunday February 2 was the final day of trading for Hawkin's Bazaar in Castle Quarter. Picture: Ruth

Sunday February 2 was the final day of trading for Hawkin's Bazaar in Castle Quarter. Picture: Ruth Lawes - Credit: Archant

It was the final day of trading for the Hawkin's Bazaar store in Norwich's Castle Quarter.

The company went into adminstration, and is headquartered on Thorpe Road. Picture: Ruth Lawes

The company went into adminstration, and is headquartered on Thorpe Road. Picture: Ruth Lawes - Credit: Archant

Signs reading 'last day' were put up in the store's windows on Sunday, alongside posters publicising clearance discounts of up to 70pc off stock.

It comes after the Norwich-based novelty toy chain went into administration on January 23.

A sign in the shop's window said: "On January 23 Tom Straw and Simon Thomas of Moorfields Advisory were appointed Joint Administrators of Hawkin's Bazaar Limited.

"The administrators now manage the affairs, business and property of the company.


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"The administrators act as agents only and without personal liability.

"Although the company is in administration, all stores will continue to trade until further notice."

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The company employs 180 people and is headquartered in Yare House on Thorpe Road.

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