TF0920 : Notices in Harrison and Dunn's shop door

taken 2 years ago, near to Bourne, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Notices in Harrison and Dunn's shop door
Notices in Harrison and Dunn's shop door
I apologise for the reflections, but this is a moment in time, and that moment has been characterised by the glorious sunny weather. I could do nowt about the reflections. This is the shop seen in happier times in TF0920 : The Ironmonger.

We are here during the Covid-19 shutdown, and the two phases of the onset of the epidmeic are preserved in the door. First of all there is a notice reflecting the panic buying phase, stating that they had none of the items people sought so urgently to protect themselves. Then came the shutdown, and shops were required to close.

Now there is an oddity here. Large national chains like B&Q were allowed to stay open so people could do 'essential' maintenance, but poor old Harrison and Dunn, who have struggled long with the unfair competition from near-monopoly suppliers could not provide the same service.
Harrison and Dunn

Harrison and Dunn are a local hardware store, with branches in Stamford and Bourne.

The company had its roots in the older Duncombe & company where Mr Dunn started as an apprentice in 1924. Forming a partnership with Harrison in 1930, the pair put a mobile shop on the road delivering paraffin and hardware to the isolated villages of South Kesteven, and moving into the Bourne shop around the same time. In the 1970s they moved from Ironmonger street in Stamford to the present premises, which had previously been a men's clothing store, and the Bourne shop relocated in 2015. The firm goes from strength to strength and is still run by two generations of the Dunn family, although the original founder had to retire in 2004, an 80 year career in the Fork Handles business.
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Tuesday, 5 May, 2020   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 5 May, 2020
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