A long serving Falmouth barber has wished his successor “all the best” following his recent retirement.

Terry Brown, who has been cutting hair for 50 years, set up Terry’s Barber Shop at the bottom of Falmouth’s High Street 32 years ago.

In that time he has seen a lot of changes, both in the town itself and in the methods and fashions used in his trade.

Terry, who served for 5 years as an apprentice in Camborne in the 1960s, said: “Of course there have been changes in 32 years, most noticeably on the Moor.

In the trade some things have changed, we’ve stopped singeing, where you basically burnt the customer’s hair.”

He added: “I would like to say thank you to the customers who have supported the barber shop over the years.”

The shop has been taken over by Emma Fairhurst and Terry said: “I wish her all the best in the continuation of the business.”

Terry also plays drums in the band Fleeting Glimpse, and said: “I don’t want to be the oldest drummer in town, but I’m still drumming at 65 and a bit.”