SHOP TALK

Cheshire Life: March 2019

Cheshire Life - - Manchester -

The re­cent threat­ened clo­sure, then re­prieve of the Ken­dals depart­ment store (House of Fraser) showed the emo­tional at­tach­ment the pub­lic has to some of Manch­ester’s fa­mous shops. It’s a part of our his­tory well worth ex­plor­ing, and a new ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing at Manch­ester Cen­tral Li­brary does just that. Manch­ester in 100 Shops looks not just at long-gone depart­ment stores such as Lewis’s, but also the gro­cer’s, toy shops and bou­tiques, and the peo­ple who worked in them, long be­fore the in­ter­net cut a swathe through the high street. Launched on Fe­bru­ary 28th at 6.30pm, the ex­hi­bi­tion runs through March and April, free en­try dur­ing li­brary open­ing hours.

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