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photoblog image Arnisons of Penrith

Arnisons of Penrith

 

Founded 1742 and still going strong - this must be one of the oldest family firms of any kind in the country. 

Arnisons of Penrith

 

Founded 1742 and still going strong - this must be one of the oldest family firms of any kind in the country. 

comments (12)

Heavens...
Tom Wilson: 275 years and still selling smile
I love the permanent signage!
Tom Wilson: Unusual, isn'[t it?
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 21 Aug 2017, 05:45
Cripes...into panty-hose since 1742!
Tom Wilson: Whereas you've been into it for a much shorter period smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Aug 2017, 07:20
That is amazing and I like how they made the recommendation on the walls. Good quality and shopmanagement should last.
Tom Wilson: The family seems to operate in the legal profession and estate agencies also - so I guess they know how to keep a business going smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 21 Aug 2017, 07:20
Well it's nice to see they're still going strong Tom
Tom Wilson: It is indeed - I imagine they've experienced ups and downs over the past 275 years!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 Aug 2017, 08:35
Wonderfully composed and a great find Tom. I like the simplicity of the colour scheme.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chad.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 21 Aug 2017, 09:05
The window displays seem to be appropriate for a long-standing firm like this, Tom
Tom Wilson: It does - has a rather old fashioned feel.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Aug 2017, 09:52
That is quite some time. I like how the old front sort of hides what looks like a modern interior.
Tom Wilson: There can't be many more that have survived 275 years!
It says something that they keep the exterior of the shop still looking so smart.
Tom Wilson: I imagine they are pretty proud of their tradition!
Wouldn't it be sad to see this ever close down ?
Tom Wilson: It would indeed - however, the family seems to have diversified, since there is a solicitor's firm with the name in it and an estate agency.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Aug 2017, 16:16
A very solid, proper firm producing essentials of our outer life, it may last for the next hundreds of years!
Tom Wilson: I think we all wish that, Philine - too many of these old firms have been damaged by the supermarkets and chains.
Drapers...You don't see that word nowadays, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Not often, Frank - long may they continue!

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