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Community | 17th November 2022
 

End of an era as John shuts up shop

 
 
 

Langholm legend to retire after 50 years behind counter

A stalwart Langholm shopkeeper is finally hanging up his apron after more than 50 years.

John Ritchie will be closing his Newtown Convenience Store on Thomas Telford Road on Friday, marking the end an era that began when he was just 22.

His latest shop was only opened in November 2019, but for the best part of 40 years John ran a popular minimarket in Henry Street which became an integral part of the fabric of the Muckle Toon.

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