It has survived two World Wars, six monarchs and more recessions than anyone would care to remember, but now, after more than 115 years, the Period House Shop in Warwick has finally succumbed to the modern age and will be shutting up shop for good on October 18.
The interior of the specialist hardware store is more reminiscent of a museum than a shop and has barely changed since it first opened its doors to the public in 1895.
Stocked with period-style goods made in the company's own brass foundry, entering the store is like stepping back in time and is often compared to the set used in the 'four candles' sketch by the Two Ronnie's.
But time, it seems, stands still for no-one, and owner, Simon Holloway has been forced to close the store following stiff commercial competition from nearby Leamington and disruption of passing trade from frequent road upheavals.
Period Home Stores has two other stores in Ludlow and Shrewsbury.