They said goodbye to the Pick n Mix, the toys, the cards and all those other interesting items which occupied this colourful store.
I spoke to an elderly couple who attended the closing down sale and asked what this means to them.
The lady replied ‘We have been coming here for so many years. This is where I come for my cotton reels and other sewing items. Now I am not sure where to get all those kind of things in one store. We are very sad about this store closing down. I hope they open another department store in its place.’
It was said that the closing of this store would have happened eventually, with or without the credit crunch. Whatever the reason, and whatever our taste in shopping, it is rather sad to pass the empty store on St Peter’s street. A piece of history has passed with it.