Thame Timber will close after 30 years in town

Thame Timber Sales, based in Wellington Street, Thame - closing down - Pictured is owner Steve Good
Thame Timber Sales, based in Wellington Street, Thame - closing down - Pictured is owner Steve Good

A THAME shop which has been in the town for more than 30 years is closing down as a result of the ‘depressed times’.

DIY shop Thame Timber, in Wellington Street, has been forced to close as a result of a lack of trade, according to shop owner Steve Good.

“We’ve been struggling over the last year,” said the 62-year-old father-of-two.

“It’s just a result of a lack of trade, you only have to look at the news to know what’s it’s like out there.

“The overheads are either staying the same or going up, while the footfall just keeps going down.

“It may possibly be a little bit of a problem with Thame, but I think it’s the same wherever you go.

“We’ve been here in Thame for about 30 years – and it’s certainly not been easy having to stand by and watch it all go downhill.

“I’m not sure what direction I will take just yet, I’m just trying to sort out what I’m going to do with the building and all the stock at the moment.

“I may retire, but I’m not really sure at the moment.”