Angela prepares to say farewell to fabric shop

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AFTER 29 years of running Wisbech fabric shop Top Stitch, owner Angela Reynolds is finally hanging up her tape measure.

She is planning to retire and pass the Hill Street business onto someone else who will continue to run the successful shop.

Angela is happy with her decision, but the move will still be tinged with sadness as she has built the business up from nothing.

“It’s the right time for me to move on to something else,” she said. “I have plenty of projects to keep me busy!”

Angela first came to Wisbech in the 1970s and worked for printing company Burrells in the art and design department. She then decided to try something else and started Top Stitch.

The fabric shop was one of four in the town but is now the only one remaining.

It continues to be popular with local shoppers and has a healthy number of loyal customers who frequently come to browse the wide range of fabrics and accessories in the store.

Angela still loves coming to work and said she is in no rush to leave, but she wants to leave the business in safe hands.

“I want someone with equal enthusiasm to take over,” she said.

There are a few avenues the business could be taken down. Angela has previously run evening classes that are always over-subscribed and she would be interested to see if someone could carry that forward.