“Peri’s a lovely friendly person," added The Blue Boar pub's assistant manager. "I can’t imagine what she’s going through. Anyone who loses their mum will be devastated.
"She’s got a younger brother and a dad so they all have just got to stick together. It’s terrible.”
The traders on Crown Street have raised money for a tribute plaque to be put outside Mandy's shop.
"Ever since Mandy came here with the shop, about two years ago, she was totally supportive of Crown Street and 100 per cent behind anything we did to promote the street," they said in a group statement. "The ideas she had and the way she made them happen were unique and this is a tragic loss.”