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Jurby Junk headed for scrap

An archive picture of owner Stella Pixton in the shop, circa 1970s

Tourist attraction to close later this year

It's been confirmed a popular Island tourist attraction is to close later this year.

Bric-a-brac warehouse Jurby Junk first opened in 1976, and found fame for its esoteric collection of knick-knacks and books.

But now founder Stella Pixton has announced she's planning to shut up shop for the final time on Sunday, 15 October.

Concerns were raised by Ms Pixton last year over the costs of rent on the site, which were said to be rising above £30,000 per year.

The business was put up for sale in 2013 with a £200,000 price tag - no offers were accepted.

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