Suspicion aroused by April 1 sex shop plan

The former launderette in High Street, Wallingford.  Picture: Kevin Harvey

The former launderette in High Street, Wallingford. Picture: Kevin Harvey

First published in News

IT WAS an announcement that caused a stir in Wallingford, a sex shop was opening up in the former launderette on the High Street.

The signs outside the boarded-up shop appeared at the weekend.

But the proclaimed opening day of April 1 was probably a clue to the danger of the genteel shopping street becoming the home of an adult-themed store.

By Monday the sign had gone and Wallingford Mayor Bernard Stone said: “It is just somebody having a bit of mischief. They would have to apply for a licence and you are not going to get that, not in Wallingford.

He joked: “Setting up a sex shop in a town like Wallingford I would not have thought would be a very profitable business.”

The launderette shut last year and has permission to be turned into a house.

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1:21pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Gezz123 says...

"it would not be profitable". I'm not sure. There's a rumour that a few members of our community are still sexually active. This is only a rumour though...
"it would not be profitable". I'm not sure. There's a rumour that a few members of our community are still sexually active. This is only a rumour though... Gezz123
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1:31pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Neonlights says...

Wallingford Mayor Bernard Stone said: "They would have to apply for a licence and you are not going to get that, not in Wallingford. "

Not everyone has the same prudish attitude that you do Bernie. Some people are more open minded and don't worry about what goes on behind closed doors.
Wallingford Mayor Bernard Stone said: "They would have to apply for a licence and you are not going to get that, not in Wallingford. " Not everyone has the same prudish attitude that you do Bernie. Some people are more open minded and don't worry about what goes on behind closed doors. Neonlights
  • Score: 7

3:34pm Fri 28 Mar 14

cornflake girl says...

I think you would be suprised how many people were quite "excited" about this supposed new erotic shop, a group of us were looking forward to the opening it's just what Wallingford needs HUMOUR....!!!!! we are not all boring and past it.
I think you would be suprised how many people were quite "excited" about this supposed new erotic shop, a group of us were looking forward to the opening it's just what Wallingford needs HUMOUR....!!!!! we are not all boring and past it. cornflake girl
  • Score: 4

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