Death of popular veteran Swindon shoe-repairer

By Barrie Hudson - 25 November 2021

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  • Mr Parfitt saw some of his customers' children grow up to become customers themselves

    Mr Parfitt saw some of his customers' children grow up to become customers themselves

The death of a much-loved businessman familiar to generations has been announced.

Dave Parfitt ran the Cobblers Corner shop near Swindon Bus Station, and was an expert shoe-repairer and key-cutter.
He opened his shop in 1987, but by that time he already had more than 10 years of experience in the profession.
When he marked the 30th anniversary of Cobblers Corner he revealed that an overwhelming majority of his clients were regulars, and that he had seen some clients' children grow up and become customers themselves.
Mr Parfitt's funeral will be held on 17 December at Kingsdown Crematorium, starting at 11.15am, and all are welcome to attend what his loved ones promise will be a celebration of his life.
At about 10.55am on that day, the cortege will pause at the shop, and people are welcome to gather and pay their respects. 

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