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41 minutes ago, northernboy said:

I can only imagine the electronics store referred to is Dixons which shut years (decades) ago, unless they mean Maplins which was never on Fargate to my knowledge.

I'm >40 and I don't remember a Dixons being on Fargate, so that must be going back some.

I was kind of hoping that they'd say Maplins though.

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25 minutes ago, Cyclone said:

I'm >40 and I don't remember a Dixons being on Fargate, so that must be going back some.

I was kind of hoping that they'd say Maplins though.

It was at the top, unit to the right of the entrance to orchard Square. No idea what's in there now

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13 hours ago, Cyclone said:

I'm intrigued as to what electronics retailer you mean.

Dixons probably.

2 hours ago, slh73 said:

It was at the top, unit to the right of the entrance to orchard Square. No idea what's in there now

It's a River Island now.

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why the council ever got rid of the fountain and flowers i dont know and also the orchard square podium??

 

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2 hours ago, neworderishere said:

why the council ever got rid of the fountain and flowers i dont know and also the orchard square podium??

 

It was always broke and full of litter.  I can't remember the last time I saw it fully lit and operating.

 

Then didn't people start going into it to take the money?

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2 hours ago, alchresearch said:

It was always broke and full of litter.  I can't remember the last time I saw it fully lit and operating.

 

Then didn't people start going into it to take the money?

People seem to conveniently forget..

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On 05/03/2019 at 09:42, Wazzock said:

Dixons probably.

It's a River Island now.

When did the Dixons there close?  I honestly can't remember it, and I CAN remember the virgin megastore next door to it from 25 years ago!

Huh, 14 years ago according to the date on that thread about it closing down.

 

I have no recollection of it ever existing, weird.  Clearly wasn't somewhere I ever took an interest in.  Isn't memory a weird thing.

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26 minutes ago, Cyclone said:

When did the Dixons there close?  I honestly can't remember it, and I CAN remember the virgin megastore next door to it from 25 years ago!

Huh, 14 years ago according to the date on that thread about it closing down.

 

I have no recollection of it ever existing, weird.  Clearly wasn't somewhere I ever took an interest in.  Isn't memory a weird thing.

It wasn't very big inside if I recall correctly, not really much of a choice of goods. They decided to move to the top of the Moor so they could have a larger shop floor to display stuff.

 

And even all these years later I still miss that Virgin Megastore. Must have spent a fortune in there on DVDs.

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5 hours ago, Funky_Gibbon said:

It wasn't very big inside if I recall correctly, not really much of a choice of goods. They decided to move to the top of the Moor so they could have a larger shop floor to display stuff.

 

And even all these years later I still miss that Virgin Megastore. Must have spent a fortune in there on DVDs.

I used to go in the Virgin Megastore loads, I even worked there one Xmas.

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7 hours ago, Funky_Gibbon said:

It wasn't very big inside if I recall correctly, not really much of a choice of goods. They decided to move to the top of the Moor so they could have a larger shop floor to display stuff.

 

And even all these years later I still miss that Virgin Megastore. Must have spent a fortune in there on DVDs.

It wasn't massive, but it was on 2 floors. I bought a portable minidisc player/recorder from there. A few kids in my year at school did their work experience there. 

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Laskys on Leopold Street closed in 1987 and were later bought by the Comet Group. 

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