10 High Street stores of 1976 that have disappeared – BBC News

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Photo caption Woolworths famous choice ‘n’ mix The US-founded store, which opened its first UK branch in 1909, marketing goods varying from hardware to boiled sugary foods, records to playthings

, was a fixture till the company went into administration. All 807 stores had inventory-clearance sale, with the last branch, in Glasgow’s Argyle Street, closing in January 2009. Around 30,000 individuals shed their jobs. Photo copyright Alamy Image inscription 1970s female at C&A advert The chain of apparel stores revealed its withdrawal from the UK in 2000, with the loss of 4,800 works. Its 109 shops had come under boosting competition from various other mid-market apparel stores, such as Space and also Next, the firm claimed. The last UK shops, in Hounslow, west London, and Bradford, closed in Could 2001. Founded in the 1920s by

the Dutch siblings Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer, C&A, a minimum of in the UK, was accused of cannot relocate with style and also taped numerous losses in the late 1990s.”Some stores shed

their consumer demand, “says Wrigley.”People didn’t desire clothes that their mommies as well as daddies would certainly’ve desired. It’s similar to exactly what seems taking place at BHS currently.”C&A remains to trade throughout much of Europe.Athena Image copyright Getty Images Picture subtitle Dusty Springfield at the Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia, being presented with a Baird radio by Radio Rentals Establish in a

back road in Brighton in the 1930s, Radio Rentals provided for an expanding demand for radios. The rental model continued with the introduction of tv and also, later on, video cassette recorders- about to remove in 1976. During the late 1970s a paper advert for a long-play video recorder buffooned a national fixation with the ITV soap opera Crossroads, understood for its shaky collections and also criticised for the standard of its acting, explaining:”It can take 16 episodes of Crossroads(if you can).” Yet, as consumer electronic devices ended up being less expensive, even more individuals acquired radios, Televisions as well as video clip recorders. Radio Rentals progressively ended up being amalgamated right into the TELEVISION and also residential device rental firm BoxClever.

The Radio Rentals brand proceeds in Australia.Freeman, Hardy and also Willis Picture copyright Alamy Photo subtitle TV displays in a Comet shop Founded in 1933 as a business demanding radio batteries, Comet opened its initial store in Hull in 1968,

broadening quickly after that.There were 236 shops when it went into administration in November 2012, minimized to 49 by the time the

final closures occurred a month later. Comet ran up losses of 95m in the year to April 2012. Dewhurst Image copyright Getty Images Image inscription Midland Financial institution’s lion logo design
With its unique lion logo design, Midland was one of the”big four “UK financial institutions in the 1970s, together with Barclays, Lloyds and NatWest.

In 1958 it had actually ended up being the first UK bank to provide unsecured financings as well as, in 1966, the first to give cheque assurance cards.Midland, established as the Birmingham as well as Midland Bank in 1836, was taken control of by HSBC in 1992 as well as its branches were renamed HSBC from 1999. HSBC says this adjustment offered a”clear and constant identity”.

“It could feel like a grief when we shed a High Road brand, “&states Lyon.”There’s an instantaneous reaction to the loss of something acquainted, however it tends to fade away.

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