I have been very busy over the last couple of days so, although I had heard that M&S were announcing closures and redundancies, I wasn't actually able to find out any details until today.
If you have been following the blog you will remember that I spoke earlier this week about being brought up in Woking at a time when Marks and Spencer were considered as the wrong sort of shop the the town centre. Frankly, I wasn't surprised to see that the store there is one of those which is to close. The announcement is here. I wonder if there was any connection.......
I also noticed that one of the food stores about to close is that at Market Harborough. This titbit has no connection whatsoever to M&S, but I was reminded that the town was once visited by G K Chesterton. On arrival he sent a telegram to his wife:
'Am at Market Harborough. Where should I be?'