Popular Daventry shopkeeper bids farewell as community show their thanks

Jaff's Grocery and Off Licence is changing hands after 31 years and the community organised a celebration for Jaff and his family.
Jaff's Grocery and Off Licence is changing hands after 31 years and the community organised a celebration for Jaff and his family.

After three decades serving the community, the owner of Jaff’s Grocery & Off Licence retired last week.

Jaff and his family were treated to a get-together on Sunday outside the shop, in Hood Road, Daventry, as residents from Southbrook came out to show their gratitude.

Jaff pictured with his wife Nazira.

Jaff pictured with his wife Nazira.

Jaff said: “After 30 years, my family and I are moving on to pastures anew.

“We want to thank our past and present customers including the Danetre school students and we hold a special thought for those customers that are no longer with us.

“We feel honoured to have been part of such a wonderful community.”

Alongside Jaff on his last day were his wife Nazira and family members Rumina, Zulekha, Nimat and Imran.

The store is now under new ownership with opening hours remaining the same as before.