Who can forget Lewis’s, Woolworths and C&A? They are the shops we remember in Blackpool.
In the age of online shopping, these photos look back at Blackpool‘ s town centre, some in the run up to Christmas during the 1990’s and 2000’s.
They show packed streets and shops as people grabbed those last minute gifts or headed to the January sales. Tills were jingling with cash, the rails were stocked to the brim with partywear and shops, like Woolworths, were the places to go for children’s toys, Christmas cards, wrapping paper and the last music albums and singles. Other pictures show some of the shops loved and lost as well as capturing how the high street was changing during those time as the onset of online shopping and out of town retail parks took hold.