Market Street, Leigh – Danby’s is on the left



Nominated by: Anne Ring

Where: Market Street, Leigh

Danby’s was a drapers, trading in Leigh from at least 1857 and was still going into the 1970s. Like many large drapers’ shops, it was only a step or two away from being a department store as it sold a wide range of goods; curtains were a particular speciality.

Anne remembers:

“It seemed to stock everything it was like Aladdins cave but the most thing that stands out was the method of payment you went to a counter with a payment and the assistant put your money in a tube and pulled a lever and it was whisked off to an office which was then returned with your change and receipt “Magic”. Very it was an original department store.”




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