Monthly Archives: January 2016

Charles Morrison’s Diary, 1 to 8 February 1863

Sunday 1st February Mr Graham preached in the morning from Hebrews 3rd chapter 1st verse Wherefore holy bretheren partakers of the heavenly calling consider the Apostle and High priest of our profession Christ Jesus He shewed wherein they were partakers … Continue reading

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Charles Morrison’s Diary, 19 to 31 January 1863

Monday 19th January Very stormy today business the slackest day I have seen since I commenced. Tuesday 20th January The shop shut today. Miss Margaret McDonald buried. There were a great number at the funeral. Wednesday 21st January This morning … Continue reading

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C&A Modes Part IV: The Last Decades

Like many other multiple retailers, C&A increasingly leased units in large-scale commercial developments during the 1960s and 1970s. Branches opened in the Lower Precinct in Coventry (1965), the Merseyway Centre in Stockport (1968), the Arndale Centre in Doncaster (1969), Drake Circus in … Continue reading

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C&A Modes Part III: War and its Aftermath

Five of C&A’s UK stores were destroyed by bombing: Oxford Street (‘Bird Street’), Southampton, Sheffield, Portsmouth and Birmingham. A higher proportion of the company’s German stores was lost, with just two out of 17 stores surviving. Replacing the stores on home … Continue reading

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Charles Morrison’s Diary, 12 to 18 January 1863

Monday 12th January Received a letter from Jno Melville Glasgow. I saw in the Inverness Courier that Mary Forbes was married on the 30th Dec. Tuesday 13th January Blew very hard & rained heavily all day. Very busy sold a quantity … Continue reading

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Eating Out at Woolworth’s

F. W. Woolworth & Co Ltd established a new tradition when the Liverpool store (Store 1) opened in November 1909, by including a first-floor tea room with windows overlooking Church Street. Behind the scenes lay a kitchen and a ‘waiting … Continue reading

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C&A Modes Part II: Toying with a House Style

The first completely new store to be designed by North, Robin & Wilsdon for C&A occupied a corner site on Oldham Street in Manchester (1928). This was faced in cream-coloured faience (glazed terracotta) and adopted a simplified classicism with art … Continue reading

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