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Alford Brothers to close for final time at the end of February

PUBLISHED: 17:47 25 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:47 25 January 2018

The shop has been open since 1962. Picture: SU ANDERSON

The shop has been open since 1962. Picture: SU ANDERSON

The Felixstowe bike company are to close down after over half a century of trading in the town.

The shop has sold both cycles and motorbikes in its history. Picture: SU ANDERSONThe shop has sold both cycles and motorbikes in its history. Picture: SU ANDERSON

The shop which is based on Hamilton Road have sold a range of push bikes and motorbikes for 55 years.

However, pressures from internet competition has meant that the doors of the shop will close for one last time at the end of next month.

Director David Alford joked that it was the modern world that was causing the shop to close adding that: “the modern world had caused a lot of problems.”

“I am gutted,” he added.

Director David Alford says he is gutted. Picture: SU ANDERSONDirector David Alford says he is gutted. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Mr Alford said that the company would probably rent out the shop whilst he and others move on.

“Thank you to all the local people for their support over the years.”

Users on social media shared their memories of buying their bikes at the shop in the past.

The shop will shut for good on February 20.

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