Keep Yarmouth Stores in Plymouth open
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So sad, end of a 119-year-long era.
Yarmouth Stores in Plymouth’s Barbican is closing and its staff are being made redundant.
Can we help keep it open and save these salty jobs? The current manager has worked there since 1975, being their fourth manager in 119 years. It will be a great loss to the sailing community to see it close.
They sell woolly jumpers and canvas sailing smocks that sailors & tall ship crews buy when they stop in Plymouth on passage. It's so sad that it's closing. Sailors around the country have worn their clothes for years and everybody knows about this little gem.
We've put a post up on our Facebook & Instagram and are raising support to try and keep it open. Sign our petition to show Yarmouth Stores' head office that this is a local treasure and we don't want it to be the end of this era on our watch.
About Me: My name is Eleanor, and I run SaltyJobs - a website/community inspiring people to work in the marine industry. I have a classic yacht berthed in Plymouth harbour and know the area as a sailor well. I bought a smock in here last week, and my friends who work on traditional boats have lots of awesome jumpers from here.
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