The Marks and Spencer's store in High Street was the biggest in the
country when opened in 1957. The interesting thing about the mark
on the 1964 map is that it shows a gap in the building at the junction
of Carrs Lane and High Street. The modern day M&S occupies
this site now, but you can see the join. I wonder when this final
piece of the jigsaw fell into place and whether it was the Jays store
seen in my father's 1953 view that got in the way in the 1960's?
Corner of High Street and Carrs Lane,
July 1953. The original M&S can be seen on the far
right. Photo by D J Norton.