TF0920 : End of an Era

taken 5 years ago, near to Bourne, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

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End of an Era
End of an Era
This is the last trading week for John Wands, the hardware and electrical store that has served the town since the 1930s.

The retail shop has been hard-hit by modern trading practices, the supermarkets offering TVs and washing machines, and the internet. The decision to close was announced a couple of months ago, blaming the high cost of Business rates. I will be sorry to see them go. Other parts of the business, such as electrical contracting, appliance repair, and security equipment will continue under the existing family members, but without the retail shop front.

The property is alleged to have been bought by Wetherspoons, although to date no planning application for the necessary changes has been lodged.
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 24 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Shop 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0960 2038 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.1941N 0:22.6154W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0958 2037
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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