Can You Guess Which Of These High Street Stores Is The Oldest?
Debenhams was founded in 1778, making it only two years younger than the United States of America.
WHSmith was founded in 1792, over two decades before Queen Victoria was even born.
House of Fraser was founded in 1849, the same year that the safety pin was invented.
Boots was founded in1849, the year Hungary became a country.
John Lewis was founded in 1864, at a time when the American civil war was still ongoing.
Next was founded in1864, the same year that the fish and chips shop was opened in London.
Marks & Spencer was founded in 1884, the year that Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published.
River Island was founded in1948, the year Mahatma Gandhi died.
Waterstones was founded in 1982, the year a computer won Time Magazine’s Man of the Year.