Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

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1962 January 2: Shoppers pack into Lewis's department store in Manchester to snap up a bargain in the January sales.

The Market Street store was a magnet for Mancunians at Christmas and the New Year. Children loved Santa's grotto and parents delighted in sampling the delicacies of the Food Hall.

The January sales were always busy. The first Lewis's store opened in Liverpool in 1856. After the Manchester store was closed in 2002, it was the only Lewis's to trade under the original name.

It, too, closed in 2010.

1986 January 2: Staff at Kendal's, another famous Manchester department store, dress up in Victorian costume to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first January sale.

Also known as Kendal, Milne & Co, the store was opened as Watts' in 1832. The founder John Watts had begun a drapery business in Deansgate in 1796, which later became known as 'The Bazaar. …

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