Based on one of our most popular posts
Once upon a time – three years ago to be precise, a series of posts on defunct retail chains became an immediate hit on East of the M60. The first one, entitled The Lost Precinct: An A-Z of Defunct Retailers led to two very successful spin-offs focusing on the lost shops in a Tameside context.
From tomorrow, this year’s Advent Calendar builds upon the success of these posts. Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you…
“The Lost Precinct Advent Calendar”
This year’s Advent Calendar not only looks at some of the retailers covered in the May 2012 A to Z entry, but also a few more we didn’t get to cover. Each entry includes a YouTube clip of one of their advertisements, then a piece about the ad itself, and a description of the lost shop or store chain itself. Each entry is more detailed than the entries for the previous post.
We hope the adverts bring back a few memories or at least raise a smile or titter. Some of the lost retailers may have been major brands in a given region instead of nationwide.
The first door will be opened tomorrow at midnight.
S.V., 30 November 2015. (St. Andrew’s Day).