Frimley High Street's oldest shop to re-open
By mattcollison | Friday, January 04, 2013, 13:40
AN EMPTY Frimley shop that began trading more than a century ago is to re-open its doors to villagers again.
The Pottery shop is to re-open as a vintage gift store.
The Pottery, the oldest shop in High Street, made and sold pots and plates when it opened more than 100 years ago.
Now, after being closed for six years, it is to be given a new lease of life when it re-opens as a gift shop.
Shopkeeper and Frimley resident Sarah Jane Croke will run the new store which will have its grand opening on Saturday, January 12.
In keeping with tradition Sarah has decided to keep the name The Pottery.
She said: "It has been stood empty for over six years, and originally was The Potters shop in Frimley over 100 years ago.
"The shop made pots and plates on one side of the shop then the other side is where they sold them. It is the oldest shop in the high street and so full of charm and character."
She continued: "I am sticking with the name The Pottery as all the local residents know the shop as this and feel it is so important to keep this alive in the village. I am so lucky as I live in one of the oldest houses in the village too, so the shop is a bit of an extension to it.
"It will be trading as a vintage lifestyle gift shop, I also make hats, fascinators and floristry - so an eclectic mix of loveliness."