Re­mem­ber the shops that we’ve lost?

How many do you re­mem­ber?

The Scarborough News - - FRONT PAGE - by John Ed­wards john.ed­[email protected]­Me­ Twit­ter: @TheScar­boroNews

It’s a tur­bu­lent time on high streets up and down the land with shops large and small strug­gling to sur­vive.

Ten years ago this month, Wool­worths was the big­gest name to go un­der, with hun­dreds of prop­er­ties in town cen­tres around the coun­try left empty when it sud­denly stopped trad­ing.

The build­ing which housed Scar­bor­ough’s branch in West­bor­ough has been taken over by Pound­land, but Wool­worths’ demise was just the start of a num­ber of na­tional chains and much-loved in­de­pen­dents who have moved out of town.

Green­woods Menswear is the lat­est vic­tim, with its out­let in the Brunswick Cen­tre clos­ing down just af­ter Christ­mas.

In be­tween, Scar­bor­ough has lost Bur­ton, HMV, Comet and Thorn­tons, among many oth­ers. How many do you re­mem­ber shop­ping at be­fore they dis­ap­peared dur­ing the past decade?

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