Shops and Shopping in Lincoln: A History



This edited collection, produced by The Survey of Lincoln places under the spotlight the history of the city’s shops and retailing more generally.  The volume ranges across time from an exploration of Lincoln’s shops and traders during the Roman period to a consideration of the changing High Street and adjoining streets through the twentieth century.  It also includes scrutiny of retailing in the contemporary city.  Chapters plot transformations in retail fashions in terms of architectural and shop design through to the types of goods that shoppers in Lincoln have bought on their shopping trips.

At a time when many familiar names on the High Street seem to be under threat this volume examines both how changes in retailing have been a recurring feature in Lincoln and the reasons why some retailers have survived and thrived.


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ed. A. Walker


The Survey of Lincoln


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