Shopping and lunching in Barnard Castle

Graham Soult

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  1. June 10, 2010

    […] posts about completely different topics – the one from a couple of weeks ago about my visit to Barnard Castle, and February’s post about the now-famous Shopjacket in Whitley […]

  2. October 6, 2010

    […] Graham’s post about his visit to Barnard Castle, I was struck by his observations of the discounting approach that’s been taken by the […]

  3. January 24, 2011

    […] in a slightly more orderly fashion than some of the other Boyes I’ve been to, such as Barnard Castle or Scarborough. Still, the TK Maxx-style rummage sale feel is surely an integral part of […]

  4. January 27, 2012

    […] As far as I’m aware, only the county’s two largest towns ever had a Woolies store. Hawick (store #413), opened at 46 High Street in about 1930, followed by Galashiels (store #486) on 22 October 1932; both lasted until the chain’s eventual collapse in 2008. In contrast, settlements such as Selkirk, Kelso and Peebles seem to have missed out, even though Woolworths did, at various times, have stores in similar-sized small towns elsewhere (such as Launceston and Barnard Castle). […]

  5. June 20, 2012

    […] know in the past I’ve mocked Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s eponymous chain for its garish window posters and seemingly perennial Sales. Credit where it’s due to EWM […]

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