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[Brighton] Dockerills RIP







Eeyore

Colonel Hee-Haw of Queen's Park
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Apr 5, 2014
24,726
That's a shame, a real old Brighton fixture. And fitting.
 




BNthree

Plastic JCL
Sep 14, 2016
11,156
WeHo
Sad news. Is that Ryan Gayler the one that was involved with managing Old Varndeanians?
 






















Jack Straw

I look nothing like him!
Jul 7, 2003
6,973
Brighton. NOT KEMPTOWN!
I remember stroking the little ginger cat who was always asleep in an even smaller box on the counter, whilst waiting to be served.
 








Pavilionaire

Well-known member
Jul 7, 2003
30,965
The last accounts show the company paid some corporation tax so there was taxable profit from somewhere.

A company owning £2mill of property should be getting c 5% return so £100K a year. Obviously the shop wasn't profitable enough to pay a commercial rent, so I can see why the directors have reached this conclusion.

Inevitable, really.
 




Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
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Oct 8, 2003
53,269
Faversham
Website still live:
 


Zeberdi

“Vorsprung durch Technik”
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Oct 20, 2022
5,699
Sad news indeed.

Does anyone remember Ginger that used to have his bed on the counter? I loved that cat - went into Dockerills every time I was in town on a Saturday morning when I was a kid to say hello to him.

In a thread commiserating the loss of an iconic shop in Brighton, there should also be a big shout out for Ginger, an iconic cat 😍

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BN9 BHA

DOCKERS
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Jul 14, 2013
21,923
Newhaven
Website still live:
The shop isn’t closing until the end of September, from the news stories I think the company isn’t closing down. They offer sign making and locksmith services
 


seagurl

Active member
Mar 21, 2012
86
I can't talk highly enough about the service they provide when I go in and ask dumb questions about DIY. They sell you screws, bolts and washers individually so you dont have to buy a blister pack with hundreds in. They know the answers to every question and usually have what you ask or suggest what you need. They have cut keys to every house I have owned. I remember when all of the building, down to the corner was Dockerills.
I am genuinely devasted.
 


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