High Street looking south at the junction with Guildhall Street.
Memories of Littlewoods and the Midland Bank.
At one time Littlewoods was the largest family-owned firm in the UK. The closure of 119 Littlewoods stores was announced in 2005.
By 1934 Midland was the largest deposit bank in the world. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange, and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, but in June 1992, it was taken over by HSBC Holdings plc, who phased out the Midland Bank name by June 1999, in favour of HSBC Bank.
4 February 1993