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38 nostalgic pictures of Hammonds of Hull through the years

Hull's most famous department store has seen a lot of comings and goings across the decades

Members of the Royal Family to stars of Coronation Street have passed through the portals of what was arguably Hull’s most prominent department store.

Now reinvented as a new 30,000sq ft shopping concept for Hull, described by its creators as a ““vibrant collection of dining, organic grocery, retail, food, music and art offerings, including artisanal food and beverage stations”, the HoH Food Hall is again welcoming customers through its doors after a grand opening this week.

The Hammonds of Hull building has been a fixture in Paragon Square for decades, but the history of the business goes back even further – 200 years, in fact, to the launch of a drapery shop near the old North Bridge by Brigg-born Henry William Hammond, in 1821.

With a move to a more central spot in the city in the 1860s, the family’s flagship Hammonds store did not arrive in its current position until 1916, but it was to be razed to the ground by the Germans during their bombing raids of 1941, only to be rebuilt and reopened on the same site in May 1952.

House of Fraser bought out the business in 1972 and the rest, as they say, is history, with the operators of the new HoH Food Hall about to write another chapter of its story.

Here we look back at the long history of the Hull store with pictures from a few years ago, before heading back through the 90s, 80s, 70s and earlier.

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