The very much lamented, late Used House Parts on Wakefield Quay. It used to be a spectacular emporium of brass parts, taps, lead light windows, French doors and other beautiful (and not so beautiful depending on the era you're after) house parts. There was one staff who might have been a retired builder or glazier whom we absolutely loved; just listening to him explain things was very educational.
They closed quite a few (possibly nearly 10) years ago so this, too, can be demolished and yet another waterfront apartment built, but this hasn't happened. The shop moved into a smaller premise in town on Bridge Street, carrying mostly brass parts and smaller ornaments (and a bit of junk), but that shop closed last month, and we must go to the super/mega/discount hardware stores to buy lower-grade brass parts.
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