A shift towards online business or supermarket chains or a result of depressed incomes? East of the M60 investigates.
The 1993 opening of Oldham’s branch of TJ Hughes was a Godsend for persons yearning for cheap clothes and footwear. It coincided nicely with the opening of the Spindles Shopping Centre and the refurbishment of its older sister. Oldham at the time was one of Greater Manchester’s most popular town centres. Set in the Town Square Shopping Centre’s former Presto store, it would later occupy a street level unit, formerly leased by Toy and Hobby. Continue reading “TJ Hughes: A Victim of Britain’s Two Speed Economy?”