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Monk Bar Model Shop marks 50th anniversary
8:25am Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
A FAMILY-run model shop is on track for a weekend of celebrations as the business marks its 50th anniversary.
Monk Bar Model Shop has been hosting events throughout the week in honour of its half- century milestone, with industry stalwarts Hornby and Bachmann hosting in-store demonstrations and Q&A sessions.
The week is set to culminate with a birthday party tomorrow at the Goodramgate shop.
Andy Masheder, who runs the business with his father, John, said: “It’s a big achievement, and I’m sure there aren’t many shops like us in York that have been going 50 years.
“My father has been involved in the business right from the start, and we have very little staff turnover, with three being here more than 20 years. I think we have managed to survive by moving with the times, and offering a level of customer service and knowledge that you can’t get online.”
The shop is still housed in the same building where it was set up in 1963 by the late John Normanton, who had previously run a market stall and a model shop in Micklegate.
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