There were no where near as many shops in the 70s and 80s as there are now. This didn’t stop us shopping ’till we dropped. On a Saturday, I used to get the bus into town about 1pm and literally trail round every fashion store for about 5 hours! More often than not, I couldn’t make my mind up so I bought hardly anything and made the same trip, to the same shops, the following week!
Here are some images of shops I loved going into – a few of them are still around today!
Cut price jewellers that were on every high street, this is where we bought our silver hooped earrings!
The chain famously closed own after its own admitted the goods he sold were ‘crap’!
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This is where we gathered on a Saturday afternoon with our friends and browsed through the records and tapes.
They were always a bit cheaper than the other record stores.