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the history of Leyton and Leytonstone
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The Bearmans department store on Leytonstone High Road closed in 1982 1. The incompetent (at that time) Co-operative store group had taken over from the original family some years earlier.
Leyton and Leytonstone did not have a bookshop. The area tended not to be one in which to site stores catering for those benefiting from Britain’s increasing prosperity.
1 Guardian & Gazette Newspapers 6th January 1989 in VHM Buildings Files