Hobgoblin’s Newport Pagnell shop will close on 28th Feb, when proprietor Dave Soulsby retires.
Dave told Unicorn that he had thoroughly enjoyed running the shop, but after 10 years – his longest spell in a job – he felt ready for a change. Awaiting him is, apparently, “a list of domestic things that I must follow, long enough to see me through to 2044 or when his mainspring goes, whichever is sooner”.
Dave assures us that his mainspring is in good order, and he plans to get back to more regular guitar playing, and is sorely tempted to take up the 5-string banjo. Customers will miss his enthusiasm, his unfailing good humour and excellent service, and will no doubt join us in sending our best wishes for his retirement.
During February Hobgoblin will offer special prices on all instruments, and will open every day up to the 28th: Sat 22nd 09.30 – 5.00pm, Sun 23rd 11.00 – 4.00, Mon 24th – Fri 28th 10.00-5.30.