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Household stall Spares and Repairs closes at Preston Market

Posted on - 19th December, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, Preston City Centre
Spares and Repairs in the upper Market Hall Pic: Peter Reid

Spares and Repairs in the upper Market Hall Pic: Peter Reid

A long-standing fixture of Preston Market has decided to call it a day.

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Spares and Repairs in the Upper Market Hall has closed down blaming a ‘huge drop in trade’.

The household appliance trader had been running for more than 30 years in the Indoor Market.

A message pinned to the wall says: “Keith and Julie would like to thank all our customers for their support over the thirty years that we have traded here.

“Unfortunately it has not been possible to continue due to the huge drop in trade and the present retail climate. Thanks again to everyone.”

A number of Prestonians have been sharing their memories of the shop on the Preston Past and Present Facebook group.

Judy Goodman said: “We will miss them and as said where do we go now for bits and pieces we got from there?

“My light on my sewing machine went and I’ve no idea where I can get another one. Very sad.”

Pam Balloch said: “I was shocked to see they had shut up shop when I went last week. They sold everything, and had such good personalities. A great shame.”

The Indoor Market is due to be demolished as part of a multi-million pound revamp of the Markets area.

Preston City Council has changed architect for the scheme with a planning application due in the early part of 2016.

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