End of an era for Stokes Bros Plumbers in Ramsgate – The Isle Of Thanet News

End of an era for Colin Stokes, Stephen Stokes, Kenny Stokes and David Hills

Yesterday (27 August) marked the end of an era when brothers Colin and Stephen Stokes retired, closing a chapter for Stokes Bros Plumbers in Grange Road, Ramsgate.

The store was opened in November 1989 by the couple and father Ronald.

Stephen is an apprentice plumber and Colin an apprentice pipe fitter.

The shop was known for its excellent service, competitively priced inventory, the couple’s vast product knowledge, and a delivery service that quickly led to many local plumbers opening accounts with them.

Colin and Stephen, with father Ron, started trading in 1989

The brothers say many are now friends rather than just customers.

The store also had two long-serving employees Kenny Stokes who has worked in the store for 30 years and David Hills who has worked there for 28 years

New traders Mark Holland and daughter Marnie Holland have taken over the site.

Stephen and Colin said: “We would like to thank all our loyal customers and wish Mark and Marnie all the best for the future, we are confident they will succeed.”

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