Cambs ironmongers shop could be saved after 600 attend open day

PLANS to save the historic JH Adams ironmongers shop in Littleport village centre surfaced when about 600 people attended an open day to see the store stripped back to its 19th century roots.

Zoe Davidson, who is running a community history project based on the Main Street store, said: “There is a lot of interest in it being saved, it now looks like a museum with its original fixtures and fittings.”

The shop, which is currently for sale and includes a Cromwellian barn and forge, closed at Christmas. It contains more than 100 wooden drawers, and artefacts including ledgers, candlesticks and army helmets were on show.

The history project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is being run by arts organisation ADeC. The project will culminate in a weekend of celebrations on April 28/29.

Anyone wanting to share memories, artefacts or photos is asked to contact Zoe on 01353 611592.

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