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Christmas Shopping Collection

"Christmas Shopping: A Journey Through Time and Tradition" Step into the past with a nostalgic snow scene in Brixham's town centre junction

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas Decorations at Blacklers department store on the corner of Elliot Street

Christmas Decorations at Blacklers department store on the corner of Elliot Street and Great Charlotte Street in Liverpool, England. December 1959

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas shopping in the German Bazaar, London 1869 (engraving)

Christmas shopping in the German Bazaar, London 1869 (engraving)
3478781 Christmas shopping in the German Bazaar, London 1869 (engraving); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas shopping in the Lowther Arcade, 1870

Christmas shopping in the Lowther Arcade, 1870
3478782 Christmas shopping in the Lowther Arcade, 1870; (add.info.: Christmas shopping in the Lowther Arcade, London, 1870.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: The Christmas Fair, 1872. Creator: Georg von Rosen

The Christmas Fair, 1872. Creator: Georg von Rosen
The Christmas Fair, 1872

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Mothercare in Taff Street, Pontypridd, 6th December 1968

Mothercare in Taff Street, Pontypridd, 6th December 1968

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Bygones snow scene - New Road, Brixham at its town centre junction with Fore Street

Bygones snow scene - New Road, Brixham at its town centre junction with Fore Street, in December 1967. A Christmas tree stands outside the town hall

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas is Coming, Liverpools city lighting engineers start putting up decorations

Christmas is Coming, Liverpools city lighting engineers start putting up decorations, Church Street, Liverpool, 29th October 1976

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Family Shopping, Kevin & Anne McArdle with their children, Jacinta, David

Family Shopping, Kevin & Anne McArdle with their children, Jacinta, David, Danielle and Rhianna, loaded with Christmas goodies at Llandudno, 23rd December 1994

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Santa Claus, Christmas decoration, Finland

Santa Claus, Christmas decoration, Finland

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Street urchins causing havoc in the crowd outside a confectioner

Street urchins causing havoc in the crowd outside a confectioner
3478783 Street urchins causing havoc in the crowd outside a confectioners and pastry cooks shop on Twelfth Night, 1841 (engraving) by Cruikshank

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas Shopping on Fourteenth Street (b / w photo)

Christmas Shopping on Fourteenth Street (b / w photo)
5215507 Christmas Shopping on Fourteenth Street (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christmas Shopping on Fourteenth Street)

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: A Busy Boulevard near the Place de la Republique, Paris (gouache on paper)

A Busy Boulevard near the Place de la Republique, Paris (gouache on paper)
EDI81388 A Busy Boulevard near the Place de la Republique, Paris (gouache on paper) by Galien-Laloue, Eugene (Jacques Lievin) (1854-1941); 38.5x57.5 cm; Private Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas Shopping, the Opening of New Premises in Poor Neighbourhood (litho)

Christmas Shopping, the Opening of New Premises in Poor Neighbourhood (litho)
1040868 Christmas Shopping, the Opening of New Premises in Poor Neighbourhood (litho) by Rackham, Arthur (1867-1939) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christmas Shopping)

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Courtenay Street William Radcock and Sons, FW Woolworths

Courtenay Street William Radcock and Sons, FW Woolworths, Newton Abbott shops December 1966

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas Lights, Bold Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, 22nd November 1962

Christmas Lights, Bold Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, 22nd November 1962

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas Tree with The Beatles statue, in background, The Cavern Mecca, Liverpool

Christmas Tree with The Beatles statue, in background, The Cavern Mecca, Liverpool, Merseyside, 24th November 1986

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas lights in Church Street Liverpool, Merseyside, 13th December 1968

Christmas lights in Church Street Liverpool, Merseyside, 13th December 1968

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Late night shoppers, Liverpool City Centre, 15th December 1988

Late night shoppers, Liverpool City Centre, 15th December 1988

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas Shoppers at Lewis Department Store, Liverpool, 2nd December 1966

Christmas Shoppers at Lewis Department Store, Liverpool, 2nd December 1966

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Eamon O Neal, TV Presenter, Stocking Up for Christmas on Granada TV

Eamon O Neal, TV Presenter, Stocking Up for Christmas on Granada TV, presents a series of weekly programmes helping you to cope with the festive fiasco, pictured, Church Street, Liverpool

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Gladys Davies, 73 from Wallasey, guided by her 10 year old grandson Michael

Gladys Davies, 73 from Wallasey, guided by her 10 year old grandson Michael, completes her Christmas Shopping after hours, as shops in Wallasey stayed open late exclusively for the disabled

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas Shopping Trip, 25th November 1986. Young girls examine Gabby Bear Dolls

Christmas Shopping Trip, 25th November 1986. Young girls examine Gabby Bear Dolls

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Staff stock up new Woolworths Store, London Road, Liverpool, 14th November 1962

Staff stock up new Woolworths Store, London Road, Liverpool, 14th November 1962

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Child, Lewis Cromby aged 3, explores Bendy Soft toy during pre christmas shopping trip

Child, Lewis Cromby aged 3, explores Bendy Soft toy during pre christmas shopping trip, 15th December 1995

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas shoppers browse for the ideal present in revamped City Centre, Liverpool

Christmas shoppers browse for the ideal present in revamped City Centre, Liverpool, 3rd December 1984

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Thousands of People watch the Christmas Lights as they are switched on, Church Street

Thousands of People watch the Christmas Lights as they are switched on, Church Street, Liverpool, 27th November 1986

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas Lights are Switched On, Church Street, Liverpool, 16th November 1995

Christmas Lights are Switched On, Church Street, Liverpool, 16th November 1995

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas Shoppers, Church Street, Liverpool, 12th December 1976

Christmas Shoppers, Church Street, Liverpool, 12th December 1976

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas Shoppers, Liverpool, 12th December 1959

Christmas Shoppers, Liverpool, 12th December 1959

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: The Christmas lights in Church Street, Liverpool shortly after they were switch on by

The Christmas lights in Church Street, Liverpool shortly after they were switch on by commedian Ken Dodd. 28th November 1969

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Aerial view of people shopping for Christmas presents at Petticoat Lane market

Aerial view of people shopping for Christmas presents at Petticoat Lane market. 18th December 1960. London Petticoat lane

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas shoppers pack Market Street Manchester on the last Saturday before Christmas

Christmas shoppers pack Market Street Manchester on the last Saturday before Christmas 19th December 1987

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Petticoat Lane Market. Crowds milling around the market stalls in the run up to Christmas

Petticoat Lane Market. Crowds milling around the market stalls in the run up to Christmas 1960, trying to pick up the odd bargain

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Petticoat Lane Market. Crowds milling around the market stalls in the run up to Christmas

Petticoat Lane Market. Crowds milling around the market stalls in the run up to Christmas 1960, trying to pick up the odd bargain

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Coventry shops were invaded on Saturday by thousands of customers determined to make

Coventry shops were invaded on Saturday by thousands of customers determined to make the most of the last Saturday before Christmas. A view in the Precinct. 18th December 1964

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Fore Steet, Brixham, December 1965

Fore Steet, Brixham, December 1965

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Fore Street, Brixham, 7th December 1967

Fore Street, Brixham, 7th December 1967

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Children look up at a CWS poster. 1934

Children look up at a CWS poster. 1934

Background imageChristmas Shopping Collection: Christmas shoppers in Lincoln UK

Christmas shoppers in Lincoln UK
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"Christmas Shopping: A Journey Through Time and Tradition" Step into the past with a nostalgic snow scene in Brixham's town centre junction, where Bygones captures the essence of Christmas shopping. As Liverpools city lighting engineers start putting up decorations, you can feel the excitement building - Christmas is coming. Join Kevin and Anne McArdle as they embark on a family shopping adventure with their children Jacinta and David. The joy on their faces reflects the magic of this festive season. Meanwhile, in Finland, Santa Claus himself oversees the creation of enchanting Christmas decorations. In another era, mischievous street urchins cause havoc outside a confectioner's shop as shoppers bustle through Fourteenth Street. Paris comes alive during this time of year too, with a busy boulevard near Place de la Republique adorned in vibrant colors captured beautifully in gouache on paper. Witness the opening of new premises amidst a poor neighborhood; it is heartwarming to see how even those facing adversity come together to celebrate Christmas through shopping. Taff Street in Pontypridd showcases Mothercare's presence back in December 1968 while Courtenay Street boasts William Radcock and Sons alongside FW Woolworths. Liverpool shines bright with its mesmerizing Christmas lights illuminating Bold Street on November 22nd, 1962. And what better way to celebrate than having The Beatles statue stand tall beside a magnificent Christmas tree at The Cavern Mecca? From snowy landscapes to bustling streets filled with laughter and cheer, these glimpses into different times and places remind us that no matter where we are or when we live, the spirit of Christmas remains timeless – bringing people together through joyful moments spent searching for that perfect gift. So embrace the holiday spirit as you embark on your own unique journey through Christmases past and present – let your heart be filled with warmth as you join countless others around the world in the timeless tradition of Christmas shopping.