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Family-run jewellers celebrates its centenary by giving back to the community.

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A family-run jewellers in Kendal, which reaches its centenary this year, is putting giving back to the community at the heart of its celebrations.

Hogarth jewellers

H Hogarth is now in its fourth generation of the Hogarth family, having been bought by Robert Cyril Hogarth in 1923. With two shops opposite each other, it sells a range of new and pre-owned jewellery, as well as gifts and watches. To mark the milestone, the business is organising a range of charitable deeds including donating 100 items to a food bank and volunteering for local charities.

Established in 1879, the original building, along with some of the others on that side of the brow, was built using cast iron plates instead of bricks to save space. It is believed to be the only jewellers in the world with highly distinctive, diamond patterned, cast iron walls. The business is run by Graeme Hogarth, his wife Helen and their daughter Laura. Graeme and Laura work together in the jewellers while Helen manages the silver shop opposite. Their son Sam also joined the business in 2022 after working in finance.

Laura says: “Our customers include third and fourth generation families whose parents, grandparents and sometimes even great grandparents have shopped with us. To mark 100 years, we are running a competition from May to the end of July instore and on our social media pages to win three prizes with a total value of over £7,000.

“We also have plans to give back to the local community. Some of the things we have planned are donating 100 items to King’s Food Bank, giving away 100 free fitted watch batteries throughout the year, doubling charitable donations collected in the shop for jobs we carry out for free and volunteering for local charities.

“Over the past 100 years, we are privileged to have been part of thousands of special moments, from christenings and birthdays to engagements and anniversaries. As well as celebrating our past, we look to the future and look forward to the next 100 years of H Hogarth.”

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