Sunday 12 March 2017 10.19am
SDV has now closed its doors for the last time.
Now we frequent customers of a much used and trusted business must find somebody else to replace batteries in our watches, repair our clocks and repair our jewellery, and all to be done as promptly and at reasonable prices as we have enjoyed with SDV.
Can anyone point us in the direction of a similar service, please?
Whilst on the subject of shops closing on the Lower Mars I have been told that Trussons, the men's' outfitters, and Radio Days are going to close in the very near future. Trussons has traded on the street for 151 years as a family owned and run business, I understand that it is the oldest such business in Lambeth.
Under the watchful eyes of Waterloo Quarter, we have seen the market deteriorate to resemble a middle eastern bazaar concentrating on street food for office workers for just two hours a day with more than the fair share of coffee shops and cafes all backed up by the giant ' Pret' on the corner of Waterloo Road
Perhaps Waterloo Quarter believe the nonsense that was printed in the Daily Telegraph that The Cut
/ Lower Marsh
is the second best high street in London. It did not mention the two oldest and singular businesses quoted above but did give much publicity, too much, to a store I had never noticed a travel agent and bookshop and Greensmiths
. Greensmith said he hoped those walking between Tescos and Sainsburys would notice his shop window with hot soup and thus be attracted to use his store. . No mention of the supermarket that is on the street, the Co-oP but non- existent shops get a mention as does the apparent loss of an independent chemist. That joke of a survey must have been the result of networking surely, it cannot have been anything else, could it?
Shops I have used for more years than I care to remember are going down the drain others are going under and all because of Lambeth abrogating its responsibility to the continuation of the market under its control and giving private enterprise control. And Waterloo Quarter. the less said the better.