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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 29th December, 2017)

Bag a bargain

Bag a bargain
Busy in the Grand Arcade.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone 6)
Views: 3,161

Comment by: Fred Mason on 29th December 2017 at 03:09

"Matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs"

Nice one, Brian.

Comment by: Mick on 29th December 2017 at 05:11

It dont look that busy to me

Comment by: Veronica on 29th December 2017 at 09:18

It used to be the January Sales that people would stand in queues for- sometimes all night before the event. Now it's sales time all year round and doesn't have quite the same impact. All I bought was half a dozen tea towels!.....Sometimes you buy just for the sake of it!

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th December 2017 at 09:45

A meeting-place for friends, like Woolworth's Corner used to be.

Comment by: PeterP on 29th December 2017 at 12:13

Irene spent many a time waiting outside Woolly's for the girlfriend(now Wife). Today most wait on the seats inside the Grand Arcade nice and warm.

Comment by: Ed on 29th December 2017 at 12:26

What is the point of the grand arcade when the other arcade is empty and nearly close down because of high rents implimented by councils who have no idea how to balance their spending.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th December 2017 at 14:21

I agree with Mick. You would think it would be busier but Veronica is right, to many sales all year round now for Must Haves....

Comment by: Caroline B on 29th December 2017 at 15:09

The busiest shop in the Grand Arcade this Christmas (and the past 2) must be the Pandora shop. Goodness knows why, but they have had massive queues.Yes, sales are all year round and people seem to believe shopping is a leisure pursuit.I prefer a walk anytime over shopping.

Comment by: Pw on 29th December 2017 at 16:01

T K Max is moving to Robin Park in Feb.

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th December 2017 at 17:46

Yes, I've waited on those seats for my friend....warmer than Woolie's Corner! Nice cafes in there too.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th December 2017 at 19:26

So have I too Irene! It's grand in that arcade!

Comment by: Johnny on 31st December 2017 at 12:18

I,ve said this before Woolies corner was for chattin and watchin the young ladies go past, A wink and smile worked wonders! Winter and summer we would be standin there!!

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