THE shop that was run by murder victim Gurmail Singh is being reopened by his grieving family in his memory.
It is a brave decision by his family who regard the shop, Cowcliffe Convenience Stores, as a vital part of the community it serves.
The community rallied round to support the family after Mr Singh was killed at the shop on February 20 this year.
Since then it has remained shut and his widow, Mohinder, has not set foot in it. The shop has now undergone a major refit and will open its doors again on Tuesday, giving the community the chance to show its support to both the family and to Mr Singh’s memory.
He had built it up from scratch and regarded his corner shop as being the heartbeat of a friendly community. People went to have a chat as much as to buy.
It was so special to Mr Singh which is why the family decided to keep it going.
The best way the community can repay this is by using it.
Corner shops still remain part of our heritage – and none more so than this one. It is the most fitting tribute to a wonderful man fondly remembered by so many.