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Owner Explains Why Shaftesbury’s Iconic Hine And Parsons Store Is For Sale

In an emotional and frank interview, Phillip Houghton of iconic Shaftesbury haberdasher Hine and Parsons explains why the family business has been put up for sale.

This is a much-loved High Street business and Monday’s announcement has shocked many Shaftesbury residents.

Hine and Parsons.

Hanne Tang Christensen and Liv Bentsen have lived in Shaftesbury for 20 years. ‘The Danish Ladies’ are best-selling authors in their home country and have featured this unique business in their books of Shaftesbury stories. They tell us why they are so sad at hearing the news.

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