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Started by HerrWalrus on Oct 28, 2019 2:08:13 PM
What's the last thing you bought from WH Smiths?

A BBC History magazine a couple of years ago. I may have bought a slab of chocolate at the same time.

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Ginmonkey - 14 Feb 2021 20:51:33 (#61 of 80)

Well the old Post Office became a rather nice bar, they preserved all the wonderful fifties fittings and turned the vaults in to little snugs. So a win I think.

Verdigris - 14 Feb 2021 20:53:49 (#62 of 80)

They knocked ours down to create the Princesshay shopping mall. I think the pokey Smuggs is still there, opposite the original site, but you'd easily miss it.

JennyRad - 14 Feb 2021 20:55:11 (#63 of 80)

Oh, that sounds a delightful bar. Mind you, almost any bar does, at this point.

If we're counting post offices that are WHSmiths, the last time I was in one I didn't buy anything, just deposited parcels I'd pre-paid, along with a massive queue of other people to whom Tier 4 had clearly come as a shock.

Before that? Gods know. Probably an envelope or two or something, but because we have a decent stationer locally I try very hard not to WHSmiths it. So possibly confectionery after a difficult day.

Yersinia - 14 Feb 2021 21:05:39 (#64 of 80)

Decorative magazine files. Not sure when. Pre-pandemic.

bossab2 - 14 Feb 2021 21:09:19 (#65 of 80)

About Spring 2017.

I was looking for a decent pen ( found in Rymans)

Antimatter - 14 Feb 2021 21:13:00 (#66 of 80)

A kiwi and coconut smoothie. It was very nice. From Euston Station circa 1995.

1MELSM - 14 Feb 2021 22:14:41 (#67 of 80)

Months ago when cities had social life and rather more movement, on several consecutive Mondays at Paddington Station I bought a copy of The China Times and a Times or Telegraph. I'd wanted to read what the Chinese were reporting about China rather than what the more anti-China publications in London were saying about China.

surferboogiewhatever - 14 Feb 2021 22:14:51 (#68 of 80)

I think it was a face covering last year.

kvelertak - 14 Feb 2021 22:38:40 (#69 of 80)

A copy of the Economist. I usually borrow a digital edition online from the library, but occasionally I forget to log-in and check it out in time, and they only have a finite number licenced to lend.

TauCeti - 14 Feb 2021 22:39:51 (#70 of 80)

Haven't been there this side of the century; sorry.

limegreen - 14 Feb 2021 23:22:12 (#71 of 80)

Postage and a card I failed to send. I do buy things on it, but it's a bit underwhelming.

Sorry Dubs, but Papeechase are another one on the brink of administration. It's v sad.

hailesaladdie - 15 Feb 2021 06:18:32 (#72 of 80)

A CBeebies magazine, at the relic of a branch in Welwyn, somewhen between lockdowns.

GrrrIbdis - 15 Feb 2021 10:14:16 (#73 of 80)

Refills for Space Pens.

SinnerBoy - 15 Feb 2021 10:40:59 (#74 of 80)

Private Eye, Viz, two classic bike magazines and the Guardian. At Newcastle Airport, in 2019.

Cavewoman - 15 Feb 2021 10:43:53 (#75 of 80)

I can remember the days when W H Smugg refused to stock Private Eye. Standards have slipped.

GrrrIbdis - 15 Feb 2021 10:50:07 (#76 of 80)

They used to control most local print distribution and kept on sending 'top shelf' porn to our local newsagent, who wouldn't stock it and invariably sent it back, followed by an angry phonecall, conducted from behind the counter. They put all kinds of pressure on him, but he didn't depend on the business and was able to run it as he chose.

RosyLovelady - 15 Feb 2021 12:36:58 (#77 of 80)

Private Eye used to refer to them as W H Smut.

deadmanwalking23 - 19 Feb 2021 11:37:27 (#78 of 80)

A copy of Viz a few years ago

downbuzz - 19 Feb 2021 15:08:17 (#79 of 80)

Last time I bought Viz it was because it had, 'Officially not as funny as it used to be', on the cover which made me laugh. Unfortunately it was the truth.

RosyLovelady - 19 Feb 2021 17:15:37 (#80 of 80)

Does Viz still have the excellent crossword setter Anus?

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