Couple will help make Christmas cheaper in Hemel Hempstead

MCHG 12-880    Howard and Michelle Hyams have returned to the retail scene in Hemel Hempstead after 23 years with their Christmas Cut Price Shop.
MCHG 12-880 Howard and Michelle Hyams have returned to the retail scene in Hemel Hempstead after 23 years with their Christmas Cut Price Shop.

Howard Hyams has opened the Christmas Cut Price Shop in Hemel Hempstead after a 23-year absence from the town’s retail scene.

The shop, which he runs with wife Michelle, is where Thorntons in Marlowes used to be.

Mr Hyams, 55, said: “They say the recession is over, but it isn’t. People can always find a pound or 50p but in other places, you are expecting to pay £4 or £5 sometimes.”

He used to own three shops in town, including Marlowes Cards and Hemel Cards.