We recently published, on this page, memories of Bradford store Marshall and Snelgrove, prompted by an appeal for information about the ‘posh frocks’ shop.

From the flood of e-mails, letters and phone-calls that came in, the exclusive ladieswear shop, which sold everything from luxury lingerie to fur coats, was in premises now occupied by an Oxfam shop, and was originally a hotel.

Many of the memories that came in to us were of the shop in the Fifties and Sixties, when it was said to have “an air of grandeur”.

Now Remember When reader Bob Watson, of Baildon, has been in touch with information about another old city centre store.

“It was interesting to read about the Marshall and Snelgrove department store in Darley Street,” writes Mr Watson.

“Many will remember the more well-known Busbys and Brown, Muff department stores, so it is especially interesting to read about other stores that some of us can still recall.”

Mr Watson goes on to say that, in literature promoting the Pageant of Bradford of 1913, there was an advertisement for Trippetts Department Store on Westgate and Godwin Street.

Describing the store as ‘Bradford’s most popular shopping centre’, ‘noted for value in Yorkshire since 1887’, the ad reads: “All our departments work on the very smallest margin of profit, and we believe that by selling for CASH ONLY we are able to save our customers 10 per cent ALL ROUND, and in addition we are being continually told that our staff is the most obliging in Bradford.

“So if you think you have not already visited Trippetts, we think you will have a very pleasant surprise in being able to combine exceptional SERVICE with thrifty BUYING.”

According to the advertisement, there were also branches of the store at Prospect Street, Hull, and Pelham Street, Nottingham.

Adds Mr Watson: “It was obviously a substantial store, but one that I had not heard of. I wonder if any Remember When? readers are any wiser?”