One of UK’s oldest tackle stores goes into administration
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One of the UK’s oldest fishing tackle stores has gone into administration after more than 170 years of trading.
S. Veals & Son Ltd, trading as Veals Fishing Tackle & Practical Tackle, has blamed the challenging angling retail environment in the UK and the closure of the shop due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says that the situation does not affect Veals Mail Order, which is a separating trading entity.
In a post on its Facebook page, a spokesperson for S Veals & Son said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff past and present – and, of course, all our customers, many of whom have become great friends. We thank you for the decades of great memories.
“Veals started trading in 1846 as a proud family business and it is with a huge sadness that we will not be able to reopen the doors to you all.”