Over the last ten years a number of shops have come and gone but lots have lasted the distance. The photo gallery below identifies those shops that have been lost from West Street and this list celebrates the survivors in no particular order:

  • Dixey CB Opticians (since at least 2007)
  • HSBC bank (since at least 2007)
  • Lloyds Bank (since at least 2006)
  • Tony & Guy (since at least 2006)
  • Wakefields Jewellers (forever)
  • Wakefields Outfitters (forever)
  • Flight Centre (since at least 2007)
  • Millets (since at least 2006)
  • Jones the Bootmakers (since at least 2006)
  • Edinburgh Woollen Mill (since at least 2006)
  • Specsavers (since at least 2006)
  • Ottakars taken over by Waterstones (since at least 2006) and Hammicks before that
  • British Heart Foundation (since at least 2007)
  • Wimpy (forever)
  • Robert Dyas (since at least 2006)
  • Wikinsons now Wilko (since at least 2006)
  • Costa Coffee (since at least 2006)
  • Next (since at least 2006)
  • O2 (since at least 2006)
  • Clarkes Shoes (since at least 2006)
  • Thompsons Travel (since at least 2006)
  • Vision Express (since at least 2007)
  • First Choice  (since at least 2006)

If you have a more accurate ‘from date’ then please let us know. And so to those who did not make the journey, also listed below:

  • Fat Face…though they have relocated to the Carfax
  • Portman Building Society (branded Nationwide by 2008)
  • Mothercare – now Poundland
  • The Officers Club
  • Quality Seconds & Style
  • West Country Pasty Store (or something like that)
  • Powerhouse
  • HMV
  • Fopp
  • Klick Photo Point
  • Piccolos Restuarant
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • H Samuels

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