Much-loved Crouch End timber merchant closes after 57 years

Family run timber merchants WC Thomerson have closed their doors for the last time after over half a century of trading in Crouch End.

Messages of support have flooded social media as dozens of Crouchenders send their thanks to the Middle Lane business, who not only supplied timber but were famous for their friendly service and knowledgable advice.

Businesses like this are irreplaceable. The big DIY superstores have nowhere near the expertise that the team at Thomerson had, and sadly more and more establishments like this are going to be shutting down as trading conditions in the High Streets become ever more challenging.

On behalf of Crouchenders everywhere, we wish everyone connected with WC Thomerson the very best of luck in the future. Now, let’s all keep our fingers crossed and hope that the premises is not turned into yet another coffee bar.