Owen Owen, Clayton Square, 1960

Elevated view of large department store on a corner in Liverpool city centre

"A lot of Welsh people used to shop at Owen Owen of a Thursday. They sold things like crockery, furniture and clothes. There was a little shop downstairs where you could buy speciality foods.

You would shop in Owen Owen on occasions if you wanted a coat or a dress. If you couldn’t get anything local then you’d go into town. You’d go in Owen Owen where you hesitated going into the Bon Marché or Hendersons. It was more customer-friendly, working class. I didn’t feel inferior going in there."