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Vintage hairdresser shop in Malvern to close
Burley's Hairdressers
David Burley has been working in the shop for about 46 years

A hair stylist shop, that's been in the same family for three generations, is to close after ninety years of trading.

Burley's Hairdressers in Malvern first started in the 1920s, and is a treasure trove of memorabilia.

The shop, on Worcester Road, has bespoke hairdressing chairs dating back to the early 1900s, and the owner found a range of sunglasses from the 1950s and 60s in the cellar stock room.

These are now selling extremely well, as they're back in fashion once again.

Photograph
David Burley with his father and grandfather

Going concern

The salon was last decorated in the 1960s, and the decor is unchanged since that time.

The owner, David Burley, said: "We want to sell it as a going concern, and so there is a lot to sort out of things we've accumulated over the 90 years.

"There's even an old fashioned cigarette vending machine dating back to when you could get a packet of cigarettes for 1/- (5p in decimal currency) or you could get a small pack for 6d (2.5p).




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