An independent vintage furniture store, Hereford Antique Centre, has decided to close its doors for the final time.

The family run store, which had been located on Widemarsh Street in Hereford, shut up shop on 31 July 2016 after 25 years in the trade.

The move to close was due to continuous rent rate increases, as well as redevelopment works taking place near the shop on Edgar Street and Commercial Road.

Owned by Russell and Gina Smith, the business said through its official Facebook page: “Very many thanks to all our customers for their support over nearly three decades antique trading in Hereford.”