A number of stores have fallen into administration in the past few weeks, and Chester has suffered quite a bit because of it.

Toys R Us, Maplin, The Disney Store and Next are just some of the recent casualties of our high street - and in light of this, we have gone back in time to look at some other Chester stores we have said goodbye to over the last few decades.

Forbuoys newsagents

The Forum Shopping Centre in the early 1990s

Nostalgia: Chester's Forum Shopping Centre through the years

Baked Potatoes café

Woolworths

Woolworths on Eastgate Street in the 1970s

Nostalgia: Chester's Forum Shopping Centre through the years

Cantors

Northgate Street around 1970

Netto

Netto, Saltney

Supasnaps

Northgate Street Chester in the early 1980s

Texas Homecare

Building of the former Texas Homecare store on Greyhound Retail Park, 1993

Owen Owen

Owen Owen on Bridge Street

MFI

BHS

Everyone loved BHS and it was another hugely popular Chester store

Bellmans (Grosvenor Precinct)

Grosvenor Precinct, Chester in around 1970

With thanks to Chester History & Heritage Centre for some of these images