Sunderland shops we've loved and lost

11 Sunderland shops we’ve loved and lost

How many of these wonderful shops can you remember from yesteryear - and which ones do you miss most?

It’s sad to think we’ll never see some of these much-loved names in Sunderland city centre again. What are your happy memories of them?

Opened by Quaker Henry Hills in 1852. It originally stood of the corner of Nile Street and High Street, but later moved to Waterloo Place. It closed in 2006.

1. Hills Bookshop

Opened by Quaker Henry Hills in 1852. It originally stood of the corner of Nile Street and High Street, but later moved to Waterloo Place. It closed in 2006.
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Saddler Benjamin Olshowski opened the first Joseph's store in 1881. The early years saw it specialise in sport but, by the time it closed in 1997, it was famous for toys.

2. Joseph's

Saddler Benjamin Olshowski opened the first Joseph's store in 1881. The early years saw it specialise in sport but, by the time it closed in 1997, it was famous for toys.
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The department store was established as a drapers in 1804 by James Jopling. Bought by Hedley, Swan and Co in 1891. Rebuilt after a fire in 1954, but closed in 2010.

3. Joplings

The department store was established as a drapers in 1804 by James Jopling. Bought by Hedley, Swan and Co in 1891. Rebuilt after a fire in 1954, but closed in 2010.
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This much-loved department store was founded by draper William Blackett in 1826. It closed on July 29, 1972, with the loss of 150 jobs.

4. Blacketts

This much-loved department store was founded by draper William Blackett in 1826. It closed on July 29, 1972, with the loss of 150 jobs.
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