?Harts - a Memory of Leeds.

Does anyone remember Hart's Department Store which used to be next to Matthias Robinsons? I remember going to Leeds from Ilkley on many Saturday afternoons - pre-war - the car was parked behind Lewis's! Shopping done and afternoon tea taken at a reserved window table at Matthias Robinsons - lovely orchestra playing in the background. However, I do remember Hart's next door and wondered if this was the inspiration of Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel with the shop of that name. I think it probably closed just before the war but not sure. It seems very sad to have lost shops such as those - Schofields,Marshall & Snelgrove, Lewis's and many more names which are just a memory. Somehow today's shops do not have the same atmosphere - or the same quality of clothes unless a fortune is paid!

A memory shared by Betty Burton on Aug 10th, 2011. Send Betty Burton a message

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