Flowers and cards to say farewell to Oatcake Shop

Customers have been bringing flowers and cards to the owners of the world's last traditional oatcake shop on its final day of business.

The Hole in the Wall in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, has been run from the front room of a terraced house since the 1920s. The owner Glenn Fowler serves oatcakes - pancake-like wraps made from oatmeal - through the front window.

But today the serving hatch will close for the last time. The local council have compulsorily purchased the property as part of redevelopment plans.

Owner cooking traditional oatcakes in the shop
Owner cooking traditional oatcakes in the shop Credit: ITV Central

This morning, customers were queuing outside to say their goodbyes, among them Clare Harrison, the granddaughter of the original owners.