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Customers saddened by garden centre closure

The imminent closure of a popular South Yorkshire garden centre has been met with shock and sadness by customers.


Fosters Garden Centre in the village of Thrybergh near Rotherham is set to shut down at the end of October.


In a post on the centre’s Facebook page, Sally Foster wrote: “It is with heavy heart that I officially announce that sadly Fosters Garden Centre will be closing at the end of October. 


“As some of you may be aware - the Foster family have been in business in Thrybergh for over a hundred years and this decision has not been taken lightly. 


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our lovely loyal customers and team of dedicated staff for all their support over the years. 


“We will miss you all greatly and if you get chance - please pop in to say goodbye.” 

The announcement brought an immediate response from saddened customers with more than 260 comments being posted on social media.


Comments like:

  • “So sad to see a long standing business close. The staff there are fab. They’ve helped me so many times with items and even put heavy stuff in my car for me. It has been a pleasure shopping at Fosters since I was little.”
  • “I am genuinely heartbroken that Fosters is going to be no more. It is the heart of Thrybergh. Over the years I have bought many beautiful things and received lovely service. Thank you to each and everyone of you involved. You will be sorely missed.”
  • “That is so sad. Fosters is one of my favourites and the staff are all wonderful. My wife and I will miss this great store. Rotherham will miss such fantastic service.”
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