SO9198 : British Heart Foundation shop in Wolverhampton

taken 5 years ago, near to Wolverhampton, Great Britain

British Heart Foundation shop in Wolverhampton
British Heart Foundation shop in Wolverhampton
In the pedestrianized section of Queen Street this is one of the better charity shops in the city. It occupies the site of the former Jessops photographic store, which closed in 2007 when the company almost went bankrupt. At that time Jessops had three stores (totally unnecessary) in the city centre; this was the largest and best. At the time the company downsized following a crisis in 2007, this and the smallest branch were closed, leaving one other small store in the Mander Centre, which was closed immediately after the company's final demise in January 2013.
The Jessops Group Ltd
Jessop's were formed in Leicester in 1935 by Frank Jessop.

They were once the largest specialist supplier of photographic equipment in the UK. At their peak they had 335 stores. In 2007 the company suffered financial crisis, due to increased competition from supermarkets and internet retailers, and had to close some stores.

In January 2013 the company went into administration and its 187 remaining stores across the UK closed on January 11th with the loss of 1,370 jobs.

The brand was bought by entrepreneur Peter Jones and relaunched on 28 March 2013. Up to 30 stores are expected to re-open.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 91551 98637 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.1283N 2:7.5681W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 91548 98627
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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