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The story behind
'the shop that has everything'
Hopkins Toymaster was established in 1827, and has been run by our family since it opened. It now employs the 7th generation since opening our doors nearly 200 years ago. While we began as the town’s premier 'general merchant', in the 1960's the store became one of the country's first supermarkets (as we now know them).
Since that time we have adapted to our customer's needs to include Toymaster, a huge Card and Party range, as well as Costume and Accessory section upstairs. Downstairs we have an extensive Arts and Crafts department, as well as a wonderful selection of Stationery and Household items. At different times in the year we stock a wealth of Halloween merchandise, Christmas stocking fillers and decorations and Easter and Valentine's Day essentials. Over the years our range has earned us the unofficial title of 'the shop that has everything' from our customers, which we have embraced with pride, and try to live up to.
We pride ourselves on our expertise in retail, and on finding solutions to your problems. So, if you want to make something but don't know what materials to use, just ask. Or, if you have a child or acquaintance you need to buy for without really knowing what they would like, we can help, that's what we're here for!
We have seen many changes both in the town and in our own business over the years and we are continuing to grow and change with the help of our customers.