Another well-known business on Bath’s ‘High Street’ is about to disappear.
It’s now goodbye to Woods the Stationers in Old Bond Street who – as it says on the shop windows – has been ‘Serving Bath for over 200 years.’
It’s my understanding that the original ‘Mr Wood’ started as a printer – and even published a local newspaper – before settling down to trade as a stationer.
I am told – with the lease up for renewal – the owner has now decided to cease trading.
A mixture of costs, on-line shopping and Brexit uncertainty is being blamed for the closure.
I have approached the landlord for comment.
I also understand the shop would like to put in some sort of ‘farewell and thank you’ display for its loyal customers in its windows and is interested in any old photos or memorabilia – associated with the shop – that people might have to share.