|In modern times, shopping has changed dramatically, due
to superstores and the internet. A hundred years ago all the
main stores were located in town and city centres, only
small family-run shops could be found in the suburbs.
Shops have always had to cater for people's needs, as well
changes in fashion and lifestyle, and have evolved
accordingly. Some have fallen by the wayside whereas others
have thrived. This has always been the case, since shops
first appeared on the high street.
In this section I am attempting to give a flavour of
shopping in the past, and to recall some of the more recent
closures, many of which would have been unimaginable, only a
few years ago.