Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Final goodbyes at Glasser & Parker

AS 2015 draws to a close, so too does the Glasser & Parker shop at 41 High St, where long-term workmates Greg Hudson and Carol Collins are preparing to close the doors for the last time tomorrow afternoon.

Colleagues for more than four decades, Mr Hudson and Mrs Collins have been through all the changes at the business that started out as Ron Williams Men's and Boys' Wear in the early 1950s and then traded as a Mensland store from the 1970s until it was taken over by Les Lees in 2002, and most recently as a branch of the well-known Hobart firm of Glasser and Parker for the last decade.

With the owners of Glasser & Parker deciding to retire and close all three stores, Mr Hudson and Mrs Collins have supervised the closing-down sale at the New Norfolk branch and will close for the last time tomorrow afternoon (December 31).

Thanks to Greg and Carol and their various other workmates over the years for their friendly and professional service.

Greg Hudson will continue to represent Graham Family Funerals, who will maintain the existing office at the rear of Glasser & Parker, using the Leatham St entrance.



  1. So sad, that shop in all its forms has been an icon in New Norfolk. I remember when it was Ron Williams. Dad and Mum use to get all my clothes from there when I was a kid. Glad to see Greg and Carol there to the close (and looking so well). All the best to you both Greg and Carol.
    From Richard Eccles (and the remaining Eccles family)

  2. Greg - Thanks for all the haircuts and bata-scout school shoes while I was attending Fairview Primary School in the early seventies. The compass in the shoe was the best! It helped me find my way from Fairview Primary back up Saddle Road! Carol - many thanks for being a fantastic friend of the Eccles family.
    Regards, Paul Eccles