I was very disappointed when a couple of weeks ago our local Marks and Spencer’s store closed its doors for the final time. I think it had traded there in the same place since 1930. It was bad enough to lose yet another famous brand like M & S from the high street, but on the day it closed down they simply moved their stock and the staff to other M & S branches, there was no real feel-good celebration of how well this particular store had done over the years, there was no real sales either which I felt was a poor way to treat the store, staff and its customers as it closed its doors. I eyed up a necklace which I think cost £39, as pictured, as a memento of the store closing down I would have bought this necklace for £12 at the most. As you can probably see from one of my previous blogs I’d always dreamed of buying my partner Frank a suit but could never afford to do so. As we were in the store for the final time I bought my partner a shirt worth £25, it was the only purchase. M & S did have a sale of its food items an hour before closing, the shelves were cleared very quickly and we bought some reduced daffodils and reduced roast potatoes.
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