A lifetime of loving antiques began for Sally Turner when she was just seven years old.
Her parents ran a buying and selling business, and a chaise longue she bid for at auction for 30 bob made her a whopping £3.
The rest they say is history, and now the talented Wendover antiques expert is shutting up her long standing shop, to slow down a bit, and focus on her web store.
She said: “I’m 60 this year and have decided not to renew the lease with our wonderful, wonderful landlady.
“HS2 is going to close off Wendover and I feel that this will knock businesses in the village.
“But I have absolutely loved being here, I came here in 1979 and set up this shop in 1988.
“My parents had a shop in Cheltenham but I ran away from home at 22 and set up a shop of my own.”
And Ms Turner told just how hard it was in those early years to keep things afloat.
She said: “I used to sleep on the floor in the shop, and know what it feels like to have 5p in your purse at the end of the week.”
She added: “I’m looking forward to not working so hard, and will still do a bit online.”
Next week reporter Heather Jan Brunt talks to Ms Turner in more detail about her life long passion for antiques.