GRAB your bags and join us for a trip to the shops as we take a look back in our archives at photos of precincts and retail districts across the borough over the decades.

Some of these streets and shopping centres are now wholly different. But others remain very familiar.

We've also lost a lot of shops and independent retailers along the way, including names that were once renowned well beyond Bury.

Please share your memories of shopping in Bury in days gone by with us in the comments.

Bury

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Bury in 1965. Haymarket Street looking towards Market Place. This whole row of shops is sadly no more.

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Bury in 1970. Sir Robert Peel keeps watch over the Market Place. The Corporation Transport offices is now a Wetherspoons pub sharing his name, and the Lloyds Bank and opticians is now Wyldes pub.

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Bury in 1992. Rochdale Road.

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Bury in 1992. Rochdale Road.

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Bury in 1992. The Rock looking at the Brewtopia home brewing and hobby shop, and Casa Mia restaurant.

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Bury in 1992. Rochdale Road.

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Bury in 1992. Rochdale Road.

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Bury in 1992. Rochdale Road.

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Bury in 1992. The Rock.

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Bury in 1992. The Rock.

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Bury in 1992. Rochdale Road.

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Bury in 1994. View of Bolton Street from Silver Street.

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Sadly there is no date for this photo of Silver Street in Bury. The snap is looking from the old Sparrow Park towards Market Place.

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Again there is no date for this photo of shoppers out on a busy day at The Rock. However from the outstanding fashion choices on display we'll hazard a guess at sometime in the 90s.

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Bury in 1992. Bolton Street.

Radcliffe

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Radcliffe town centre in 1967. This bustling scene is very different to how this part of town looks today.

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Radcliffe in 1972. The shopping centre on the Moss Shaw estate. Sadly all of the retailers pictured are no longer in business.

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Radcliffe in 1992. The precinct on Ainsworth Road.

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Radcliffe in 1992. Deansgate.

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Radcliffe in 1992. Blackburn Street.

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Radcliffe in 1992. Blackburn Street from the junction with School Street.

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Radcliffe in 1998. Water Street looking towards the town centre. On the right you can just make out The Lord Raglan pub which was shut down after a mass brawl in 2016.

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Radcliffe in 1998. Dale Street looking towards Deansgate.

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Radcliffe in 1998. View of the pedestrianised section of Blackburn Street from the town centre.

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Blackburn Street on an unknown date. The photo shows the now closed Henderson Jones home and furniture shop.

Ramsbottom

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Ramsbottom in 1998. Bolton Street looking from the town centre towards Bolton.

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Sadly there is no date supplied for this photo. But the Christmas trees on the right side might give a clue as the time of year.

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Ramsbottom in 2002. Bolton Street. Many of the shops remain the same from the above photo. But the car designs have changed quite a bit.

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Ramsbottom in 1970. View of Bolton Street West from Hope Street. This precinct is very much still in business, as is the just visible Masons Arms pub is now Holcombe Tap. Sadly the Old Dun Horse is not.

Whitefield

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Sadly there is no date for this shot of the Four Lane Ends stretch of Bury New Road. Although the Red King pub is clearly still open for punters.

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Sunny Bank shopping precinct in 1992. This photos proves that back then you had almost every shop you could possible need right on your local high street.

Prestwich

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Prestwich in 1990. A view of a busy and somewhat arboreal-looking Longfield Centre

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Prestwich in 1990. The Longfield Centre before it had a major facelift a some time after.

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Prestwich in 1990. The thriving 'Prestwich Village' along Bury New Road.