11:00AM, Thursday 08 September 2016
Staff at Maidenhead Post Office have paid tribute to customers as they prepare for the store’s closure.
The High Street branch is due to shut for the last time on Wednesday, with services transferred to WHSmith in the Nicholsons Centre.
The move follows a campaign by the Advertiser to save the shop after it was announced in January that its future was up for consultation.
A sign has now been set up in-store to thank customers for their ‘loyalty’ and ‘patience’.
Manager Jay Srikandan, who has worked at the branch for almost 30 years, said: “We’re just thanking them [the customers] because they’ve all be so good to us during that time.
“Everyone is very emotional about the whole thing at the moment because it’s all coming to an end and we just want to thanks everyone for being good to us and so patient with us.
“People still can’t believe that it’s going.
“My tears are all dried up now, but a lot of the staff are still very sad about it.
“It’s the end of an era for me – I think I will be a bit lost.”
Services will be available in WHSmith from Thursday.
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