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Family business set to close after 87 years of trading

Drews Ironmongers has been trading on Caversham Road for 87 years Photo: ITV Meridan

An ironmongers in Reading is to close its doors after 87 years of trading.

Drew the Ironmonger in Caversham Road will close after Christmas as the company says it can no longer compete with online retailers.

It will mean that 26 people will lose their jobs. One staff member has worked for the firm for 46 years.

The family-run business first opened in 1931 and has seen four generations running the shop during that time.

Our reporter Mel Bloor went to the hardware store to meet the family.