In today’s Timeout we look back at famous shops in Brighton from decades past – and a couple that still exist today.

In our first image, we see the sales queue at Waring & Gillow in Brighton’s North Street in 1988.

Originally a firm of furniture manufacturers formed in 1897 by the merger of Gillows of Lancaster and London, and Waring of Liverpool, the business of the firm began to decline and the Lancaster workshops closed on March 31, 1962.

In 1980 Waring & Gillow joined with the cabinet-making firm Maple & Co, to become Maple, Waring & Gillow, subsequently part of Allied Maples Group Ltd, which includes Allied Carpets

Also visible in our spread today is the taxi rank outside Hanningtons, a department store prominently situated in East Street,

The store had an unbroken history of trading for nearly 200 years until its closure in 2001.

It was the city’s oldest, largest and most diverse department store.

Its 70 departments offered clothes and household goods of all types, and services ranged from funeral arrangements to carpet-cleaning.

Famous and prestigious, it was known locally as the “Harrods of Brighton”.

It remained in family ownership until the 1960s, and subsequent owners ran the business according to the principles of the Hannington family.

Regular expansion meant many changes to the main building, but its overall architectural style dates from the 1860s when architect William Russell unified the shop units owned by Hanningtons at that time into a common style.

Part of the former store – the section at numbers 41 and 42 East Street – is listed as Grade II for its architectural and historical importance.

Now, the building houses Sandro, Maje, Bobbi Brown, Lush and Pret a Manger.

Do you remember George Street, or the Primark opening day?

Our final photo serves as a preview for Monday’s Timeout, which will focus on the old Co-operative department store in London Road, from which this photograph was taken in 1987.