Cheshire Life: March 2019
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.