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End of an era as hardware store closes after 60 years

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He is the DIY expert who has almost four decades of jobs waiting for him at home.

Stephen Hawkins, 66, has been the face behind the counter at Wright's DIY in Lower Cliff Road, Gorleston, for 37 years.

Now the name will pass into retail history as he gets to grips with the nuts and bolts of retirement.

Stephen Hawkins behind the counter at Wright's DIY in Gorleston where he has been a familiar face for 37 years. He says he has been overwhelmed by cards and gifts since announcing his retirement. - Credit: Denise Bradley

Having been strong-armed into a temporary stint as manager by former owner........

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