A 'for sale' sign has been spotted on the front of a former cobbler and key cutter which has closed its doors after over 100 years of service.

A 'for sale' sign has been sighted outside Harlands Shoe Repairs on Norton High Street nearly three months on from its closure in June.

The sale is being handled by property consultant Grieg Cavey Commercial and the property was listed for £170,000.

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The Northern Echo:

The property was founded in 1917 by Charles Harland, before being taken over in the 1970s.

Residents were left heartbroken by the news of the closure and recounted their memories of the shop.

One dejected resident said: "Always went here for shoe repairs, they were the best."

Another resident rallied around remaining businesses in the area, they said: "That cobbler's was there when I grew up after I moved to Norton in 1964.

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"You can't beat traditional businesses, not enough small family run shops like there used to be. Let's all back local small businesses and keep things morally right.

While another disappointed resident said: "No one as good as Harlands. Sad days."

The Northern Echo have reached out to Harlands Shoe Repairs for more information on the closure.