#BookReview for Remembering the High Street: A Nostalgic Look at Famous Names by Gordon Thorburn @penswordbooks #RememberingtheHighStreet

A nostalgic trip down the high street, remembering once famous names such as Woolworth’s, Athena and C&A and also featuring current favourites, including the ubiquitous Tesco and Marks & Spencer which started life as a penny market stall to become a retail giant but has had to adapt to survive.



I really enjoyed reading this book and looking at the images that have been selected to tell and illustrate the story by the author, who with the words, images and photos, takes the reader on a trip to remember the High Street!

I am a massive fan of books of this nature, I enjoy look at the photos of the past and also reading about the social history and what the various towns and cities would have been like previously.

I loved that this was a look back at some of the famous names that we have had, and lost from the High Street.  It is only when you start to read the book that you realise how many well-known and well established brands have disappeared over the years.  It also charts the development of some of the brands that started off small that have now become large chains such as Tesco and M&S.

I do really enjoy books of this nature and I thought that this one was really good, it is 4 stars from me for this one, highly recommended and definitely an interesting read!!