SE0925 : Jessops, Halifax

taken 9 years ago, near to Halifax, Calderdale, Great Britain

Jessops, Halifax
Jessops, Halifax
Camera shop at the corner of Old Market and Corn Market. The Jessops had gone into administration the previous Wednesday - by Friday all the stores had closed. When this photo was taken, on 14 January 2013, the shutters were down, but some staff were still inside, apparently packing up stock.

Fortunately for the photographers of Halifax, Janet Green Photographic a few doors further down Old Market is still open and was surprisingly busy given it had been snowing during the morning.
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
Monday, 14 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 January, 2013
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Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0932 2521 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.3928N 1:51.6141W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0930 2521
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