Wisbech family shop returns to its roots

Mcintosh moved into new premises'left to right Julie Poole and Michaela Calvert ANL-150911-115647009
Mcintosh moved into new premises'left to right Julie Poole and Michaela Calvert ANL-150911-115647009

A Fenland family business is returning to its roots just 12 months after the 300-year-old building could have been knocked down after a lorry crash.

Julie Poole has now moved her clothing store Mcintosh’s into Little Church Street, Wisbech – which was once the home of her father’s fish and chip shop.

Scores of people across Wisbech went along to pick up their tea from Alec Worlding’s shop.

The building looked like it would be demolished in September last year after it suffered severe structural damage following the lorry crash.

However, after months of repair, the property, which was once a tattoo parlour, is once again ready for trading.

Mrs Poole, who had previously traded in Norfolk Street, has now set up the new shop with workwear and safety wear, outdoor clothing, along with work boots.

She said, “It feels like I’ve come full circle and it’s lovely to have my business in the family shop.

“I’d like to thank all my regular customers and I look forward to welcoming many new ones, too.”