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Remembering the High Street (ePub)

A Nostalgic Look at Famous Names

P&S History

By Gordon Thorburn
Imprint: Remember When
File Size: 19.2 MB (.epub)
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781844689248
Published: 3rd October 2011

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On every high street there used to be butcher, baker, grocer, greengrocer, draper, Boots, ironmonger, pub, W H Smith, cafe, bank, Freeman Hardy & Willis, jeweller, Marks and Spencer, furniture shop, hotel, secondhand bookseller, off-licence, haberdasher, Woolworth's, confectioner, cobbler, tobacconist, electrical showroom, Burton's, gas showroom, ladies' fashions, Home and Colonial, and more, and maybe a department store or two. You know what we mostly have now. A parade of pound shops, charity shops, building society branches, ladies' hairdressers, kebab take-aways and shops boarded up.

So what has gone wrong - if it is wrong? The author answers this and many other important questions, such as who exactly was H Samuel, who was the Fifty Shilling Tailor and what the Dolly Sisters did to Mr Selfridge. So, if you wondered where the yellow went, when you brushed your teeth with Pepsodent, wonder no more. It's all in here.

Initially the author plots the development of department stores and specialised chain stores then illustrates this by examining the East Yorkshire Town and port of Goole. The greater part, and the most interesting section, of the book is devoted to the history of the business behind high street famous names.

An interesting read.

Essex Family Historian

In this recessionary era, much is made of each economic up- and down-turn, particularly in the retail sector. This book provides a concise history of retail, from the earliest market trader to out-of-town shopping malls. Clear examples are given of changes to High Streets across the UK.

Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

A new book Remembering the High Street takes a nostalgic look at famous names where the British have shopped.

Ashford Herald

A must read – Remembering the High Street is a nostalgic look at how we used to shop. It takes us back to such British icons as Mac Fisheries, Freeman Hardy and Willis, Bile Bean and the more welcome Barker and Dobson sweets.

Yours Magazine

On every high street there used to be butcher, baker, grocer, greengrocer, draper, Boots, ironmonger, pub, W H Smith, cafe, bank, Freeman Hardy & Willis, jeweller, Marks and Spencer, furniture shop, hotel, secondhand bookseller, off-licence, haberdasher, Woolworth’s, confectioner, cobbler, tobacconist, electrical showroom, Burton’s, gas showroom, ladies’ fashions, Home and Colonial, and more, and maybe a department store or two.

You know what we mostly have now. A parade of pound shops, charity shops, building society branches, ladies’ hairdressers, kebab take-aways and shops boarded up.

So what has gone wrong - if it is wrong? The author answers this and many other important questions, such as who exactly was H Samuel, who was the Fifty Shilling Tailor and what the Dolly Sisters did to Mr Selfridge.

So, if you wondered where the yellow went, when you brushed your teeth with Pepsodent, wonder no more. It’s all in here.

Antiques Diary
 Gordon Thorburn

About Gordon Thorburn

Gordon Thorburn is the author of the best-selling 'Men and Sheds'.

For Remember When he has authored "Pocket Guide to Pubs and their Histories", 'The Classic Allotment' and 'The Classic Herb Garden'.

Other books have included 'Cassius, the true story of a courageous police dog', and 'No Need To Die'; about American volunteers in RAF Bomber Command in WW2.

Gordon lives in North Walsham, Norfolk.

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