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Last traditional oatkcakes served in Stoke-on-Trent

Oatcakes being flipped in the Hole in the Wall Photo: ITV Central

The world's only surviving traditional oatcake shop in Stoke-on-Trent is to close. .

The Hole-in-the-Wall has served out of the front room of a terraced house in Hanley since the 1920's.

It's owner, Glenn Fowler, has run the business for the last three decades, but oatcakes have been served through the same window on the terraced street for more than a century.

Oatcakes are pancake like wraps made from oatmeal which have been eaten in Staffordshire for hundreds of years.

Traditionally there were shops on every street selling them, but the Hole-in-the-wall is the only one left.

The Hole In the Wall is the last surviving oatcake shop in the world Credit: ITV Central

The council have now bought the house which they plan to demolish as part of the wider regeneration of the city.

Campaigners say the council is destroying Stoke-on-Trent's Victorian heritage by demolishing the terraced homes.

Planners say the buildings have been neglected for too long and are beyond repair, with many suffering from subsidence from mine shafts underground.

In 2008 more than 5000 people signed a petition to keep the building open, but the Hole in the Wall will close on Sunday.