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Jessops announce store closure list

Following Jessops' plans to axe 81 of its shops as announced last Thursday, the photographic retail giant have unveiled exactly which stores it plans to close down.

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Jessops announce store closure listJessops have unveiled exactly which of their stores they are planning to close after their announcement that 81 stores will be removed from their chain.

The cutback is predicted to cause the loss of some 550 jobs, and Jessops have disclosed that the changes will be made by the end of September this year.

According to Jessops PR Company Hogarth, the stores facing the axe are as follows:

Banchory        74, High St.   
Bangor  Unit 2 Bloomfield Shopping Centre, South Circular Road 
Basingstoke     2/3 Market Place       
Bedford         5 Market Hall, The Arcade      
Belfast         7 Arthur Square        
Birmingham      35 Colmore Row 
Birmingham      Unit SU521, The Bull Ring      
Blackburn       26 King William Street Blackburn S/C   
Bolton  The Banstand Middlebrook Retail Park   
Bradford        44 Kirkgate    
Brighton        154 Western Road       
Brighton        78 London Road 
Bristol         Rupert Street  
Bristol         8 St Augustines Parade 
Bromley         UML 203 The Glades Shopping Centre     
Buxton  58 Spring Gardens      
Cambridge       71 Bridge Street       
Carlisle        14/16 English Street   
Carmarthen      21 Red Street  
Cheltenham      110/112 High Street    
Chester         31 St Werburgh Street  
Coventry        21A Cross Cheaping     
Croydon         6 High Street  
Doncaster       3/4 Baxtergate 
Dublin  111 Grafton Street     
Dundee  22 Reform St   
Edinburgh - South St.   11 South St David Street       
Ellon   40 Market St   
Glasgow         U B18 Glasgow Fort     
Glasgow         240 Sauchiehall St     
Great Yarmouth  7, Market  Gate SC     
Harlow  UA3.5B The Water Gardens, Civic Centre 
Hounslow        295 High Street
Huddersfield    75 New Street  
Hull    Unit 2 The Pod, Junction Retail Park   
Ilkeston        25 Bath Street 
Ipswich         11 Upper Brook Street  
Kingston upon Thames    42 Fife Road   
Lancaster       5 Cheapside    
Leamington Spa  63 Regent Street       
Leeds   51/53 Wade Lane        
Leeds   26 Commercial Street   
London  Unit 1, Cannon St Station      
London  Unit 18, Gallions Reach Armada Way Beckton     
London  46 Fleet Street
London  154 Tottenham Court Road       
London  U8, 1 Poultry  
London  11 Frognall Parade, Finchley   
Luton   47 The Arndale Centre  
Maidstone       U2 45 Checkersgate     
Manchester      Manchester Fort Cheetham Hill  
Mansfield       25 Market Place
Melton Mowbray  5 Market Place 
Merry Hill      U11 PH3 Merry Hill S/C 
Milton Keynes   134 Central Arcade 68 Midsummer Blvrd  
Nairn   112, High St   
Northampton     U16B Peacock Place S/C 
Northfield      Unit 33 Grosvenor Centre       
Norwich         Unit 5, 9 Westlegate   
Norwich         3 St Stephens Street   
Nottingham      3 Cheapside    
Oswestry        3 Bailey Street
Peterborough    8 Cowgate      
Plymouth        15 Armada Ctr, 
Port Lethen     ASDA Shopping Centre   
Reading 7 Duke Street  
Rotherham       Unit 31 Retail World, Stadium Way, Parkgate    
Rugby   39 Regent Street       
Scunthorpe      Unit 70 High Street The Foundry
Solihull        Unit 37, Touchwood     
Southampton     89 Commercial Road     
Stevenage       13, Park Place 
Stockport       76/78 Princes Street   
Stourbridge     30 Rye Market Shopping Centre  
Watford         U162A The Harlequin S/C
WestBromwich    194 High St    
Windsor         24 Peascod Street      
Wolverhampton   10/11 Queen Street     
Wolverhampton   4 Central Arcade       
Worcester       30 The Cross 

Jessops has said that 47 of the shops to be closed "overlap" with shops in the same area, 31 are "loss-making", and three "subject to redevelopment". They also confirmed that six of the stores had already closed and that they had received offers on 44 others.


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NikLG 17 1.7k England
The Leaminigton shop on that list has been shut for months.....

RipleyExile 19 1.6k 17 England
How will Leeds cope with just 2 stores left in the city centre now?
Very surprised that none of the three stores in York are closing. Two of them are no more than about 50 yards apart! The other one is in an edge-of-town retail park and there's never anyone in it when I go there! (Perhaps it's just me! Smile)
MikeA 17 1.3k England
I wonder when they will inform the employees that thier stores are closing!!!
Closing the big Sauchiehall St store is just stupid, It is roight round the corner from the Glasgow arts university. Why not shut the 5 smaller stores and keep the big store open. The silly small store outside Central station is usless every time you go in asking for an item they tell you "we don't have that item, try the Sauchiehall St store"
Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
I wonder when they will inform the employees that thier stores are closing!!!
They did do, last week.
MikeA 17 1.3k England
They did do, last week.

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only iff there got staff ho could do ther job
I feel sorry for the good and helpful staff. Some knew their stuff but it varied too much.
Perhaps it is time for Jessops to reduce their prices a little on stock items, I have always found them to be the most expensive for the little thinks we need for photography
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
yep, just look at their memory card prices!
That must be very bad news for the people who work there. Can't understand why they do it. Some on the list seem to give a good profit to them.

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They can close them all as far as I'm concerned. I went into the shop at Glasgow Fort where they are selling off their stock. The "reduced" prices on lenses has only brought them down to match retailers on the net.
kombizz 17 601 1 United States
Then what would happen to those few hard working staff like Jeof, Ogy, Sandra, Lee, Rose, Linda, Fate, William, Roger & Steve ?
It's no wonder they are shutting so many stores!
Most of the equipment in their stores has been vastly overpriced for many years! (It's the same on-line)
The fat cat Directors need not worry - they'll be just fine!
The staff I feel sorry for. They for the most part are very helpful and more importantly know their stuff. Unfortuanately for these people it's the new age of digital photography that has ultimately killed their careers!
With digital photography being so accessible (and easy!) to every Tom, D**k and Harriet - the good old camera shop will soon be a thing of the past!
In Glasgow alone, a city that used to be full of camera shops - there soon wont be any at all!
Great shame.
martyn_b 16 20 1
i dont shop at Jessops but i do support my other local camera shops in Nottingham. everyone is feeling the ebay chinese pinch , if you can support your local camera shop then all the better otherwise it may not be there for much longer.cheers martyn
sapley64 Junior Member 10 1 United Kingdom
Bad news all round. Its a pity the Government can give 11 billion in foreign aid when our country is going down the drain.
Not surprised at the choice of the one in Milton Keynes. The shopping centre is well known for having very high rent and when they have another store on a retail park near by then it was a no brainer.
uggyy 16 2.1k 9 Scotland
Either they got the address wrong for the Glasgow one or Google Maps got it wrong. If they closing the bigger store down Im amazed, the other ones are tiny and well a waste of time...

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