Recession forces 400-year-old tailor's shop to close

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A 400-year-old tailor's shop, thought to be the world's oldest men's clothing store in continuous use, has been forced to close by the recession.

Since 1601 the timber-framed building in Bishop's Stortford has been a tailor's shop.

Tissimans, named after the family who took it over in the late 18th Century, closes next month when the current lease expires.

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