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Joplings, John Street, Sunderland, 2013 Established in 1804 and rebuilt many times over its two centuries on this site, this long-lived department store closed for good in 2010. Known as “the Harrods of Sunderland” (maybe not a hard title to win), it even has a Wikipedia page. There are some early pics here and  an unlikely-soundng plan to convert it to Sunderland’s  flagship hotel here. In the bottom image, note ghost sign and clock behind current offerings.




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  1. Love the speakers on the roofline… I wonder when, and what, they were last used for?

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