Long established Lincolnshire dealer

Long established Lincolnshire dealer J T Friskney Ltd has closed the doors for the last time after 110 years trading.

It has been an institution in Horncastle for over a century, however the closed signs went up at the end of September.

The agricultural and domestic machinery dealership was first established in the town in 1909 - with the doors being closed for the final time by managing director Eric Young on Monday, September 30th.

In a letter to customers, Eric said it was the "hardest decision" he has ever had to make.

He said, "I have spent many years working in the agricultural sector and have run J.T.Friskney Ltd for more than 65 years.

“I have had the privilege of working with some fantastic customers, suppliers and franchises over the years, and I could not have asked for a more loyal workforce.

“Throughout my time, I have had to make many decisions, some easier than others, but I think this has had to be the hardest decision I have had to make.

“As many will know, I lost my beloved wife Gwen last year, who was by my side through thick and thin, and sadly I am now having some of my own health issues.

“I have therefore made the very difficult decision, that it is time for me to retire and to close J.T.Friskney Ltd.

“I am 90 years old, so I think I have given working life a fair shot, but it does feel like now is the right time to close the doors.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your trade over the years, and I would like to wish you all every success for the future."

Robert Bell auctioneers have now organised a "genuine dispersal sale" on behalf of JT Friskney Ltd. The auction will include a selection of tractors and forklifts, cranes, commercial vehicles, trailers, agricultural machinery, parts and spares, mowers and garden equipment, workshop equipment and tools etc.

Details of the auction can be found here.

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