Another independent shop closing

Photo:Rin-Tin-Tin business card

Rin-Tin-Tin business card

Photo from Rick Irvine's collection

Photo:The shop in 1930 when it incorporated the shop next door. Note the complete original sign. This photo was taken when the shop had entered a Christmas window dressing competition.

The shop in 1930 when it incorporated the shop next door. Note the complete original sign. This photo was taken when the shop had entered a Christmas window dressing competition.

Photo from Rick Irvine's collection

Photo:A recent 2014 photo of the shop showing the original enamelled facia sign. This slightly confusing "General Engineers" sign is part of an original enamel sign dating back to the late 19th century, rediscovered more recently.

A recent 2014 photo of the shop showing the original enamelled facia sign. This slightly confusing "General Engineers" sign is part of an original enamel sign dating back to the late 19th century, rediscovered more recently.

Photo from Rick Irvine's collection

Photo:Rick Irvine in the shop holding up a cutting from The Argus when the shop first opened

Rick Irvine in the shop holding up a cutting from The Argus when the shop first opened

Photo taken for The Argus

Rin-Tin-Tin at 34 North Road

By Jackie Fuller, North Laine resident

Rin-Tin-Tin is ambling off into the sunset after 30 years faithful service….

Yes, another long established independent North Laine shop is sadly closing its doors. After 30 years running Rin-Tin-Tin (collectors shop) at 34 North Road, Rick Irvine is retiring at the end of 2014.

Have a very happy retirement, Rick!

 

[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 231, November/December 2014]

 

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