10 pictures of old Alnwick shops that will bring back memories

Minerva Studio gift shop in Clayport Street, Alnwick, next to Thompsons Opticians. It is now Clayport Jewellers and was previously Charlie Seigal's Pork Butchers. The optician's had been Richards Chemist.
Minerva Studio gift shop in Clayport Street, Alnwick, next to Thompsons Opticians. It is now Clayport Jewellers and was previously Charlie Seigal's Pork Butchers. The optician's had been Richards Chemist.

Here are 10 pictures that show the changing face of Alnwick retailers over the years.

Most of the shops have disappeared altogether to be replaced by new tenants - see how many you can remember.

The old Co-op shop in Fenkle Street, which was next to the Nag's Head pub which is no longer there. The arch, which went through to a car park at the back, is now blocked in. The shop is occupied by Douglas Home & Co accountants.

The old Co-op shop in Fenkle Street, which was next to the Nag's Head pub which is no longer there. The arch, which went through to a car park at the back, is now blocked in. The shop is occupied by Douglas Home & Co accountants.

We would like to hear your memories of the shops - did you work there, was it one of your favourite shops, what other businesses have been in the same place?

Send your memories to northumberland.gazette@jpress.co.uk

Many thanks to Adrian Ions for lending us the pictures. If you would like to share with readers any pictures of old shops in Alnwick or elsewhere in north Northumberland, email them to the same address.

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Maynards sweet shop in Fenkle Street, known locally as Maynards corner.  It is now occupied by The Chocolate Spa. Next door was JS Carr newsagents.

Maynards sweet shop in Fenkle Street, known locally as Maynards corner. It is now occupied by The Chocolate Spa. Next door was JS Carr newsagents.

Thompsons grocery store in Bondgate Within. Now Bailey's Cafe.

Thompsons grocery store in Bondgate Within. Now Bailey's Cafe.

Pitt Bros drapers, in Market Street, was where Turnbull's butchers is now.

Pitt Bros drapers, in Market Street, was where Turnbull's butchers is now.

The former Northumberland Gazette office in Paikes Street, which was most recently Greenwoods Menswear but is now shut pending plans to turn it into a fish and chip shop. Next door is a chemist's, which was GW Simpson's, Norman Birkett's, then Wardlaw's and now Boots.

The former Northumberland Gazette office in Paikes Street, which was most recently Greenwoods Menswear but is now shut pending plans to turn it into a fish and chip shop. Next door is a chemist's, which was GW Simpson's, Norman Birkett's, then Wardlaw's and now Boots.

Alnwick Advertiser, which is no longer in circulation. The building in Bondgate Without is now occupied by Caffe Tirreno Italian restaurant.

Alnwick Advertiser, which is no longer in circulation. The building in Bondgate Without is now occupied by Caffe Tirreno Italian restaurant.

Brough's general stores in Bondgate Within on what used to be called Brough's Corner, next to the Louvre Cafe, which was pulled down to make way for the building which now houses M&Co, previously Woolworth's. The Brough's buiding was also pulled down and is now occupied by Iceland.

Brough's general stores in Bondgate Within on what used to be called Brough's Corner, next to the Louvre Cafe, which was pulled down to make way for the building which now houses M&Co, previously Woolworth's. The Brough's buiding was also pulled down and is now occupied by Iceland.

The Northern Electric shop in Bondgate Within is now occupied by a Salvation Army charity shop.

The Northern Electric shop in Bondgate Within is now occupied by a Salvation Army charity shop.

The Corner Cafe in the Market Place, Alnwick. In recent times the eaterie has been The King's Place and Grapevine and is now Mivesi Indian restaurant and English cafe.

The Corner Cafe in the Market Place, Alnwick. In recent times the eaterie has been The King's Place and Grapevine and is now Mivesi Indian restaurant and English cafe.