Anita and James Morgan pictured at the small annual niche tile fair in Nottingham organised by the Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society.

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Pictured above at the event with her husband James, Morgan said: “We did very well, including selling a set of 1930 coloured Dutch tiles by the Belgian designer Joseph Roelants to a Belgian museum.”

The antique tiles stock at The Hive and in store comprises 1000- plus examples and “we are taking money”, said Morgan, particularly for renovation projects which recently included high-end 1900s Dutch tiles for a fireplace.