Eastbourne town centre store to close

Jones Bootmaker in Eastbourne SUS-180521-143940001
Jones Bootmaker in Eastbourne SUS-180521-143940001

A long standing retailer in Eastbourne is to close its doors.

Jones Bootmaker in Terminus Road will shut in July.

Posters advertising a closing down sale have been put in the windows and the prices on a wide range of footwear have been slashed.

Jones Bootmaker was purchased by shoe retailer Pavers.

It originated in London in 1857 when Alfred and Emma Jones opened a footwear shop in Bayswater. A company innovation was the supply of ready-made shoes in three widths.

After the Second World War, the company expanded with a warehouse in Eastbourne, the modernisation of existing stores and the opening of new branches.