15 scenes which show the changing face of The Galleries

It’s 45 years since the Galleries first opened in Washington.

Monday, 23rd September 2019, 5:45 pm
Updated Saturday, 28th September 2019, 3:34 pm
Recognise this shopping scene from 1978?
Recognise this shopping scene from 1978?

So how about a look back at the changing face of the shopping centre which has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors over the years.

We’ve got so many scenes for you to enjoy. How many shops do you recognise?

Looking back, which are the shops that you would return to week after week?

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More shops for you to recognise from 1978.

Perhaps you used to meet there with friends or classmates for a “mooch” around your favourite store - looking for a particular record or book. Please get in touch with your memories of the Galleries.

Washington Galleries in 1984.
Washington Galleries, November 1978 old ref number 46-7719
Princess Anne was in the area for the opening of the Galleries in 1974.
The Sirroco Club - which was upstairs at The Galleries - in 1983.
A VIP visit in 1983. Home Secretary Willie Whitelaw was in the area. Remember this?
Nissan Bluebirds in Washington Galleries in 1986.
A view of the Galleries in 1978.
Recognise any of these shoppers in the Galleries in 1978.
Shoppers browse through the centre in the 1970s.
Another view of Princess Anne's visit in 1974.
Shoppers browse for bargains in November 1984.
The Galleries Pancake Race in 1989.
One last reminder of Princess Anne's visit to Washington.
We would love to hear your recollections of the Galleries. Email [email protected]