Time for the own­ers to put their feet up

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A LONG-STAND­ING fur­ni­ture shop in Ruis­lip saw cus­tomers queu­ing down the street on the first day of its clos­ing down sale.

Quil­ters in Ruis­lip High Street was opened in 1957 and is pre­par­ing to close its doors for the last time.

The shop was set up by June Quil­ter’s hus­band, and she said she an­swered the phone one day and found her­self work­ing there for 35 years.

June’s son and daugh­ter-in-law now run the shop and the doors are set to close for­ever in the com­ing weeks.

An in­vi­ta­tion-only clos­ing down sale is be­ing held this week be­fore the doors open to the pub­lic for the big re­duc­tions.

Hilling­don re­cently lost an­other flag­ship store when Ran­dall’s in Uxbridge, closed it doors in Jan­uary last year af­ter 123 years as a depart­ment story.

The 1930s build­ing in Vine Street is be­ing re­de­vel­oped.

Share your mem­o­ries of Quil­ters and Ran­dall’s with us at ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@ trin­i­tysouth.co.uk

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