TQ8109 : Entrance to Marks & Spencer's, Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings

taken 13 years ago, near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

Entrance to Marks & Spencer's, Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings
Entrance to Marks & Spencer's, Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre

Built on the site of the Priory Meadow cricket ground, the Priory Meadow Shopping centre was opened in 1997 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

It is formed by a covered mall of shops and stalls, and an open square. The main building has five distinct round towers, four along Queens Road side.

In the centre is Queen's Square, with a statue of a batsman represents the site's history.

Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer (M&S) was founded in Leeds in 1894 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer.

Marks, a polish immigrant began 'Marks Penny Bazaar' in Hartlepool and in 1884 moved to Leeds where he set up a market stall. Thomas Spencer joined him in 1894 when they set up 'Marks and Spencer'.

M&S are primarily known for selling clothing and food, where for many years they sold both under their own labels. There are still the largest clothing retailer in the UK.

In 2009 M&S had over 600 stores in the UK and 285 internationally.

Queen's Road

Leading off the roundabout and under an imposed railway bridge at the North end, Queen's road is a long road of shops and houses in Hastings CBD.

At the Northern end are mixture of two and three storey Victorian terraces, some houses (mostly converted to flats) and some shops with flats above. Entrances to Morrisons supermarket and fuel station to the West.

To the West side South of the junction of South Terrace, the 1990's Priory Meadow Shopping Centre lines a large section of the West side of the road. The final section is a pedestrianised area.

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TQ8109, 2089 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Primary Subject of Photo
Shop 
Category
Shops > Shops   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8181 0958 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.4291N 0:34.9090E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8182 0957
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