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George, James or Harry – the ceramics industry holds its breath!

It’s not just bookies and newshounds who are waiting to pounce on the announcement of the new royal baby’s name – spare a thought for the blood pressure of the nation’s ceramics manufacturers!  With beautiful new lines of commemorative china ready to roll off the production line, ceramics makers up and down the country have their paintbrushes poised as they

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Need a gift? Come to Havens!

Whatever the occasion, you are guaranteed to find a gorgeous gift here at Havens.  We stock all the top brands, including Wedgwood, Waterford, Swarovski, Clarins, Wild & Wolf and many, many more – it’s Selfridges-on-Sea, bringing the West End right here to you in Westcliff.  Come and visit us in our stunning art-deco store on Hamlet Court Road and experience

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The Lladro Figurine Factory In Valencia Spain Celebrating 60 Years

The Lladro factory is celebrating it’s 60th Anniversary this year and invited a number of retailers over to Valencia in Spain to help with the celebrations.
Three brothers Juan, Jose and Vicente started to experiment with clay in their home town of Valencia back in 1953 now their name is the foremost global name in quality porcelain figures and figurines.

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Havens – feeling proud to be British!

Britain’s feelgood factor is riding high after Andy Murray’s spectacular win at Wimbledon and with a new royal baby on the way, not to mention the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, there are plenty of reasons to feel proud to be British!
Celebrate with us at Havens – we have a selection of beautiful commemorative china from Aynsley and

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Independent Retail Month starts today!

July is Independent Retail Month – a chance to support and celebrate all the fantastic independent shops and businesses up and down the country.  And with 112 years of independent trading under our belts, we are delighted to be involved with this fantastic campaign, along with our fellow traders on Hamlet Court Road.  Come and visit and take advantage of

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