This is Hyde Daily Photo Volume 1 (2006-2011) which is now in archive mode. For recent photographs please visit Hyde Daily Photo Volume 2. Additional material and links to blogger friends can be found at Hyde DP Xtra.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ethel Austin

The Ethel Austin shop on Market Street is having a massive stock clearance sale.

The discount clothing store founded in 1934 operates 276 stores around the UK. It was put into adminstration two years ago before being bought by Elaine McPherson who vowed to restore the 76-year-old business to its former glory by revamping stores and clothing ranges.

Her plans have not come to fruition and the company is once more in adminstration.


Chubby Chieque said...

Wish am in Ethel Austin. Love clearances.

Ah... looks so calm in your place.

Happy V-Day.

Unknown said...

I never knew it was such an old company, as I never heard of the shop before it appeared in Beeston 2 years ago. The stuff they sell doesn't look that good quality. Still a shame they've gone too.

luna said...

Your story reminds me of what we called 5 and dime stores ... notably a chain of stores called "Woolworth".

As a kid I loved that store because for 5 pennies I could get so much.

I loved bargains then and I still do now.

Unless otherwise stated, all photographs on this site are copyright © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Gerald England.

In most cases, clicking on the photograph will reveal a larger-sized image.


Cluster Map