TODAY we are looking at some of the most familiar names once on the high street in Warrington which are now sadly gone.

The Waysiders, based on Horsemarket Street, has specialised in glassware and china products in the town centre since 1944.

It closed in 2014 and is now home to the popular Italian restaurant Cafe Caruso.

Until the regeneration of Old Market Place in the early 1970s, The Waysiders was initially made up of three stores dedicated to glassware and china, wool and haberdashery.

A relocation to one amalgamated store followed, where they joined a popular row of shops including Burtons and H Samuel on Horsemarket Street.

Meanwhile Gay Miss was a popular women's fashion shop and occupied various locations including Sankey Street.

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The Co-op department store was the place to go in Warrington for all your needs.

With a basement full of luggage and a men's tailors, it was very popular.

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It has stood empty for a decade but is currently enjoying a full makeover.

Among the many popular stalls on Warrington Market was Javelin Records which is still talked about today. 

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And White Sports was in the world record books.

It was the oldest running sport shop in the country.

Starting on Sankey Street it moved into Warrington Market and sold a range of sporting goods.

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All of these shops have disappeared from Warrington’s high streets.

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