A WELL-KNOWN store that has been in Salisbury for more than 90 years is closing down.

Ingrams of Salisbury Ltd, in Catherine Street at the end of the Old George Mall, will be closed by the end of July, after 94 years of retail service in the city.

Owner Christine Ball, aged 68, has decided to close the luggage shop so herself and husband Ivor Cottell can retire.

Helper at the store, 70-year-old Mr Cottell, said he is "feeling sad" to see the store closing its doors, and feels "younger shoppers using the internet" are partly responsible.

Mr Cottell added: "We're closing because we want to retire, but the internet hasn't helped and it's killing a lot of trade in this city.

"Everyone just shops online now. If this is the trend, Salisbury is never going to see trade ever again.

"Salisbury will have hairdressers, nail bars, coffee shops and charity shops, but that's it."

The closure was announced to the public yesterday, and customers are encouraged to buy products or use vouchers by the end of the month.

"We've got extremely loyal staff and it saddens me we can't help them going forward. I've never met employees like it, they are unbelievable. They are just fabulous," Mr Cottell added.