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Sale of the 19th Century: Everything must go at British shop forced to close its doors after 126 years of trading

One of Britain’s oldest shops is closing after the recession left owners unable to renew the 126-year-old lease.

The Famous, a menswear shop in Cheltenham, opened in 1886 selling trousers for 13 shillings (65p), a suit for 30 shillings (£1.50) and overcoats at 4/11 (24p).

It is one of the last shops in the country to operate the once popular Lamson vacuum system, which sends money to a cashier’s office, for more click here

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