With the regeneration of Catford on pause it’s sad to hear that WHSmith will close the doors on the Winslade Way branch on 16 July. The sign on the door says the nearest branch is in Lewisham and apologies for the inconvenience.
When Matkins & Son on Catford Broadway closed way back when, Smith’s became my go to place for printer ink cartridges and the like.
The regeneration of the town centre would have meant that shops would have closed for 1-2 years anyway but I’ll miss Smith’s as I still get my stationary from there, admittedly not as much as I used to but still.
So if you aren’t one of those Kindle people, you’d better stock up on your holiday reading material whilst you still can and prices are cheap.
In other news the ‘cooker shop’ flats look to be complete and there’s an empty space where Motown used to be soon to be filled with more flats.