Nuneaton. J C Smiths Department Store

J C Smiths – or “Smiths On The Bridge” to many Nuneatonians, was located in the town centre (it is now Debenhams). It changed name around 1976.

Entrances were Newdegate Street, Bridge Street and Newdegate Square. Many will remember the food hall with the lovely cheeses and cooked meats and of course the broken biscuit counter!

Possibly the most memorable would be Santa’s Grotto, and the scenery in there was amazing – running water, coloured lights, it truly was a winter wonderland