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Discount retailer Lathams of Potter Heigham, has raised £1588 during its 60th anniversary celebrations for the Museum of The Broads. The money will be used to fund the restoration of a historic boat once owned by Lathams’ founder Ken Latham.

Lathams raised the funds by hosting a charity auction as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations last month. A Norfolk institution, Lathams is famous for its fishing tackle and supplies, as well as discounted homewares, furniture, food, clothing, DIY and pet departments. The store was first opened by Ken Latham in 1963 as a ‘piscatorial paradise’, a homage to his love for fishing on The Broads, and quickly became popular with local people and holidaymakers alike. When Ken retired in February 1989, Lathams joined the family-run Norfolk discount group QD, who has since expanded the premises and built a dedicated Lathams Fishing Tackle shop opposite the main store. 

 

Discount retailer Lathams of Potter Heigham, is celebrating its 60th year of trading on the Norfolk Broads with an action-packed weekend for customers on 23rd – 24th September.

Lathams is a Norfolk institution, famous for its fishing tackle and supplies, as well as discounted homewares, furniture, food, clothing, DIY and pet departments. Lathams was first opened by Ken Latham in 1963 as a ‘piscatorial paradise’, a homage to his love for fishing on The Broads, and the store quickly became popular with local people and holidaymakers alike. When Ken retired in February 1989, Lathams joined the family-run Norfolk discount group QD, who has since expanded the premises and built a dedicated Lathams Fishing Tackle shop opposite the main store. 

Taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September, Lathams will mark its 60th anniversary with a host of activities at the store, including free goody bags for the first 100 customers on each day, free vintage open top bus tours, competitions and giveaways, food stalls – including Woodforde’s Brewery who will be doing tastings with Lathams’ bespoke celebration aleBrew of the Broads, face painting, a toy tombola and music. 

Discount retailer Lathams of Potter Heigham, has launched a bespoke beer in celebration of its 60th anniversary this year. Brew of The Broads has been produced by Norfolk brewery Woodforde’s and is now on sale at the famous discount store on The Broads.

Lathams is a Norfolk institution, famous for its fishing tackle and supplies, as well as discounted homewares, furniture, food, clothing, DIY and pet departments. Lathams was first opened by Ken Latham in 1963 and joined the family-run Norfolk discount group QD in February 1989.

Produced by award-winning local brewery, Woodforde’s, Latham’s Brew of The Broads is a light and refreshing pale ale, crafted with a blend of the finest hops selected by Woodforde’s. Paired with malt blends and splashes of fresh citrus flavours, it is a lightly coloured hoppy delight. The commemorative beer is available exclusively from Lathams, priced at £1.99. Bottles have already been flying off the shelves with Woodforde’s now starting production of a second batch to satisfy customers’ thirst for the product.

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