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Can You Guess Which Of These High Street Stores Is The Oldest?

Goddamn, our shops are old.

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Can You Guess Which Of These High Street Stores Is The Oldest?

You got: The oldest store on the list

Debenhams was founded in 1778, making it only two years younger than the United States of America.

The oldest store on the list
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You got: The second oldest store on the list

WHSmith was founded in 1792, over two decades before Queen Victoria was even born.

The second oldest store on the list
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You got: The third oldest store on the list

House of Fraser was founded in 1849, the same year that the safety pin was invented.

The third oldest store on the list
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You got: The fourth oldest store on the list

Boots was founded in1849, the year Hungary became a country.

The fourth oldest store on the list
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You got: The fifth oldest store on the list

John Lewis was founded in 1864, at a time when the American civil war was still ongoing.

The fifth oldest store on the list
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You got: The sixth oldest store on the list

Next was founded in1864, the same year that the fish and chips shop was opened in London.

The sixth oldest store on the list
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You got: The seventh oldest store on the list

Marks & Spencer was founded in 1884, the year that Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published.

The seventh oldest store on the list
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You got: The eighth oldest store on the list

River Island was founded in1948, the year Mahatma Gandhi died.

The eighth oldest store on the list
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You got: The ninth oldest store on the list

Waterstones was founded in 1982, the year a computer won Time Magazine’s Man of the Year.

The ninth oldest store on the list
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