I happened to be making the most of my short time in the UK, and was in Croydon recently. To my shock, the popular Allders store in Croydon in South London was no more there. It had gone into administration. One of the iconic department stores of Croydon which had been open since 1862!!. I used to go shopping there with my dad, mother, and sister when I was a kid. Allders was also a shopper’s paradise during the weekends when people could do shopping, and eat good food at one of the many eateries in the store- all under one roof. The store was also a sign of the strong and proud British retail industry which was very much admired in the 1980s and 1990s. Nowadays everything is heading off to China, or India. Now that a giant such as Allders has gone into Administration, what next? Seems everything is going into administration...! Change of the times I'm afraid.
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