Mr Bee’s, Fotostop first opened on the high street in Downham Market in 1990. The shop was named after founder and owner Mr (Tony) Bridger.
Engineer and corporal in the RAF, and long-term member of the Downham round table, Mr.Bee originally opened the shop as a popular emporium of gifts, fancy goods, fireworks, toys and homewares, including an extensive selection of picture frames.
The popularity of the picture frames presented an obvious business opportunity, and the picture framing soon became a full range of photographic developing and printing services.
With investment in the latest specialist photographic equipment and a shop layout change, Mr. Bee’s evolved into Fotostop, and really came into its own. The chain expanded to 5 stores at one point, positioned in Hadley, Gorleston, Potter Highham, Swaffham and Downham Market. However, business development has resulted in the return to just one shop – the best shop, Fotostop.
Meet our team of friendly staff below…
Tony has been the owner and proprieter of Mr Bee’s Fotostop since 1990, after a career in the Royal Air Force.
Dave has been our Photoshop wizard at Mr Bee’s for 15+ years, after a career in the Royal Air Force.
Janine has been working as our resident studio photographer here at Mr Bee’s Fotostop for 10+ years.
The Specialist Framer
Brian is our specialist framer, as well as a qualified photographer, working for Mr Bee for 5+ years.
The Front of House Support
Amy joined the team at Mr Bee’s over 4 years ago. Amy has taken on the roll as our front of house support.