Yes I'm sure when the spirit of craftsmanship among the young was allowed to wither, then the construction trade was handed over to those who had little or no heart in the actual building. Nothing is Built for Britain nowadays, just Built for Back Pockets!!!There was also Bill Daniel's shop in the Mander Centre, moved to near Banks's Brewery. I think the only shop left in Wolvo now is Penn Models.
The internet killed off model shops, plus very few 'modellers' scratch-build these days. Cars, boats and aircraft all come ready-built and ready-to-run. Even basic stuff like balsa-wood is difficult to get nowadays. Sad, really, but unfortunately symptomatic of a generation that has little or no feel for skill.