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From the archives - The rise of supermarkets and department stores in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 11:48 10 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:48 10 May 2015

Arnolds department store in Great Yarmouth changed its name to Debenhams in 1972 and finally closed in 1985. It had been trading in King Street and Regent Street since 1869. Our picture was taken during the Christmas season in 1972.

Arnolds department store in Great Yarmouth changed its name to Debenhams in 1972 and finally closed in 1985. It had been trading in King Street and Regent Street since 1869. Our picture was taken during the Christmas season in 1972.

The shopping experience has altered greatly over the years, small local shops giving way to larger all-purpose department stores and supermarkets.

The changed shopping environment is particularly apparent in the interiors of our wealth of emporia.

Our photo gallery shows the rise of supermarkets and department stores in Norfolk through the years.

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