Sadly, it has been announced that ALL Debenhams high street stores will close.
The on line store has been bought out of administration and will continue.
This will be a huge loss to the city centre.
What will become of this
iconic landmark building ?
Lets just hope the students don't get another accommodation block !
The date above the front entrance says
- 'Established 1846'.
This was the date The Dickinson Brothers first opened a drapery store on the
In 1878 the store was purchased by Griffin & Spalding who in 1924 re-built
the facade that we see today in Portland stone. The store was purchased by
Debenhams in 1944 but continued to trade under the Griffin & Spalding name
right up until 1978