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Popular Downham Market gift shop Mackie's closes for good after over 50 years



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One of Downham's well-loved gift stores will be closing it's doors for good at the end of the month.

Mackie's, located on the High Street in Downham, was founded in the 60's by Mr and Mrs Mackie.

For decades schoolchildren frequented the store to buy trinkets and stationary.

Mackies in Downham has been a feature of the town since the 60's CREDIT Google (50343116)
Mackies in Downham has been a feature of the town since the 60's CREDIT Google (50343116)

25 years ago Gill and Peter Dalliday took over the premises and are well known to people around Downham.

Mrs Dalliday said: "We used to buy fountain pens here before we bought it!

"It's bitter-sweet closing the store as many of our customers have become friends, we will miss them all.

"We decided to retire and will remain local. Sadly, because of the pandemic people are sceptical of investing in business so we will close for good.

"We want to thank all our fantastic customers we've appreciated you all over the years."

Mackie's will be holding a sale from today until August 28, prices will be slashed by 50 per cent.

The couple will spend their retirement walking their dog and doing renovation's on their home.



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