Norwich indie celebrates 25th anniversary

Great Eastern Toys and Models marked the occasion with a birthday bonanza and 25 per cent off many lines.
Publish date:
Social count:

Norwich Evening News 24 reported that the anniversary party involved balloons, goodie bags and discounts on ranges.

Helen Hockey (pictured centre) runs the store with her brother Robert and sister Anne Martin (also pictured). She commented: "We’re really excited by it and there was a queue at the door when we opened.

"The atmosphere has been electric today and really busy, but it’s not all about spending money, it’s also a case of come in and celebrate with us, grab some tea and some cake and just enjoy the occasion."

The shop was launched as a hobby by the trio’s father Robert, a life-long model railway enthusiast. When Robert passed away in 2006, the siblings took over the running of the business.

The shop stocks a large range of lines from Lego Minifigures through to a £500 Hornby steam powered train set.


Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.


UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.