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Salvation Army charity shop on Mill Road closes after more than two decades

The store shut its doors for the last time on Saturday (January 19) ahead of a move to Tenison Road – the Cambridge home of the Salvation Army – in February.

“The site on Mill Road is a premium location, in terms of its visibility and everything,” said Major Martin Cordner, commanding officer of Cambridge Salvation Army, “and the lease is coming to an end this May.

“So that’s provided us with an opportunity to review our situation, and our feeling is we’d like to bring our shop on-site, so the Salvation Army in Cambridge will be all together in one place.

“When people come for a course or an aerobics class, or other things that go on at the Salvation Army, they will also be able to do a bit of shopping while they’re there and get a cup of tea. That’s what our thinking is on this.”

As part of the shop’s last day commemorations, food and drinks were served and the Salvation Army Band went along to serenade shoppers.

“That’s our way of saying thanks to everybody for coming to our shop,” said Martin.

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