Gill and Company Closing Down


Oxford ironmonger [hardware store] closing after 480 years.

As Ted Nelson wrote: “Very sad.  480 YEARS!  They’d been in business 230 years at the time of the American revolution!  They’d been in
business 70 years at the time of Shakespeare!”
Oxford ironmonger’s to close after 480 years
http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk
GILL & Co, the High Street shop that claims to be England’s oldest ironmonger, is shutting down after 480 years’ trading in Oxford.

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2 Comments »

  1. Jonathan said

    What a pity! Does anyone think we might be able to get the National Trust
    interested in taking it over?

    • vrgblog said

      The NT is a good idea. Mary is writing to them.

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