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The old orange Debenhams sign (and Dixons next door!)


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Have a look at this - do you remember this wording on Debenhams?

Also do you remember Dixons used to be next door?

Also do you remember that Bobby Knutt's wife had a gym down the side road?

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I remember there were two units below Debenhams and Dixons were in the first one. There was something else on the corner, then Dixons expanded into it and took both units.

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Paul Worrall
On 07/04/2020 at 15:24, Sheffield History said:

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Hi,

I bought my first SLR Zenith B 35mm Russian camera from Dixons around 1974. I think it cost about £30 which was a lot of money in those days. It was rather heavy for a 35mm camera and had to be stopped down, however once sussed it took some excellent photos. I believe the Zentih E was a little more upmaket and had a built in light meter and automatically stopped down. Although cameras have come on leaps since those early days Zenith cameras were trail brazzers. I sold my Zenith in the late 70's to buy a Canon AEI, which I still have. Are there any Zenith cameras still out there?

Wazzie Worrall.

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Sheffield History
7 hours ago, Paul Worrall said:

Hi,

I bought my first SLR Zenith B 35mm Russian camera from Dixons around 1974. I think it cost about £30 which was a lot of money in those days. It was rather heavy for a 35mm camera and had to be stopped down, however once sussed it took some excellent photos. I believe the Zentih E was a little more upmaket and had a built in light meter and automatically stopped down. Although cameras have come on leaps since those early days Zenith cameras were trail brazzers. I sold my Zenith in the late 70's to buy a Canon AEI, which I still have. Are there any Zenith cameras still out there?

Wazzie Worrall.

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Amazingly you can pick them up on Ebay for about £25 these days!

 

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Paul Worrall
12 hours ago, Sheffield History said:

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Amazingly you can pick them up on Ebay for about £25 these days!

 

Hi.

That's for the wonderful picture. One forgets what a Zenith looks like!

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He's a picture of a Zenith E. The light meter is apparent at the top in the middle.

Cheers,

Wazzie Worrall.

 

 

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Hopman

Dixons used to sell an own brand version of the Zenith B which had a Prinzflex sticker over the Zenith name. Dixons used to take several pages each week in the Amateur Photographer magazine.

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