THE Saints Programme Shop has closed after 30 years in operation.

Andrew Murray, who runs the ‘supporters facility’, was informed by the club ahead of the last home game, against Fulham, that he would no longer be able to use the unit that he has occupied in the Chapel concourse at St Mary’s.

Mr Murray said Saints had told him they are instead turning it into a catering outlet.

The shop first began in the old Halo Club premises, opposite the Dell, in the 1982/83 season.

It boasted a huge collection of Saints programmes from throughout the years, while also featuring publications from many other clubs.

When the move to St Mary’s went through in 2001, the shop took up residence in the Chapel concourse, where it had been ever since.