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The Story
of Camp Hopson

Camp Hopson was founded in 1921 with the merge of two businesses; a furniture business owned by Joseph Hopson and Camp’s Drapery Bazaar owned by Alfred Camp.

Joseph Hopson set up his furniture business in 1854 following the purchase of premises in West Street, Newbury. Devonshire born businessman Alfred Camp opened Camp’s Drapery Bazaar in Northbrook Street, right in the heart of Newbury, some years later in 1886.

Joseph’s grandson son, Paul, married Alfred Camp’s daughter, Norah, in 1920. The following year the two businesses merged to form Camp Hopson, taking over the premises in Northbrook Street where the store still stands today.

In 1998, Camp Hopson’s Furniture Centre was opened, offering furniture, beds, carpets and soft furnishings from an award-winning building located across the car park behind the Department Store.

In 2004-5, the Grade II listed Department Store underwent a comprehensive programme of refurbishment, creating a fully air-conditioned contemporary retail environment trading from three floors.

Morleys Stores group acquired Camp Hopson in November 2014, guaranteeing substantial investment whilst retaining the stores traditional character and local status.

Today, Camp Hopson has been at the heart of Newbury for over 90 years offering a unique and family-friendly shopping experience, and continuing to achieve a reputation for quality goods and high standard of service.