Palmers Department Store, Market Place, Great Yarmouth

Photographs of Palmers Department Store in 2007

By Lauren McCurdy

Profile of Moreen Woods: Shop Assistant in the Lighting Department at Palmers Department Store, Great Yarmouth

Moreen Woods began work in the hairdressing salon at Palmers in 1976 where she worked until 1986. She returned to the store in 1996 and has been working there for the past 11 years in the furniture then the lighting department.

A typical working day begins with Moreen and her colleagues looking at their notes, and deciding what has to be done: chasing up orders, getting orders out, serving, restacking shelves, moving products about and putting lights up.

She says: "The thing I really enjoy about my job is selling products... It's nice to talk to the customer and get to know them". She says Palmers is a "nice store, it's like being part of a family...I enjoy my job".

Photo:The directors office at Palmers

The directors office at Palmers

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Photo:Portrait of Maureen Woods who works in the lighting department at Palmers

Portrait of Maureen Woods who works in the lighting department at Palmers

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Photo:Group portrait of P. Spink, D.Howlett & Sally Answer who work in the makeup department at Palmers

Group portrait of P. Spink, D.Howlett & Sally Answer who work in the makeup department at Palmers

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Photo:A member of staff in the hosiery department at Palmers

A member of staff in the hosiery department at Palmers

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Photo:Group portrait of M. Powlls, M. Jennings & D.Richards behind the service counter in the womens wear department at Palmers

Group portrait of M. Powlls, M. Jennings & D.Richards behind the service counter in the womens wear department at Palmers

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Photo:Portrait of G. Richardson in the menswear department

Portrait of G. Richardson in the menswear department

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Photo:A member of staff in the Millinery Department

A member of staff in the Millinery Department

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Photo:Close up of the hats on display in the millinery department

Close up of the hats on display in the millinery department

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Photo:Portrait of E. Sones & M. Powlls in the kitchen wear department

Portrait of E. Sones & M. Powlls in the kitchen wear department

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Photo:Close up of glass wear in the china department

Close up of glass wear in the china department

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This page was added by Lauren Mccurdy on 04/05/2007.
Comments about this page

Iworked at Palmers 1961 to 1964 in the TV & Electrical department with Mr Les Drury. I opened the Musical Department for them which was a great success as it was the era of the Beatles, Stones , etc. This had a big support from all the musicians and budding local groups as at this time there were many pit orchestras in the theaters and summer shows. Being a musician myself it was well supported but I believe when left to move to Kings Lynn the department folded.

By Brian Brackenbury
On 21/01/2009

I remember the grotto in there at Christmas time also the lift with a lift attendant working it.  There were counters with assistants working behind them.

By Kathleen Kennedy
On 29/01/2013

I don't believe you have a proof reader or the spelling mistakes would be corrected.  However I still hope to visit shortly, being a fan of Palmers BSE for many years.

By Judith Biggs
On 03/02/2017

Had the great pleasure of meeting Maurice Joel on a recent holiday. My Great Grandad was Father Christmas in What was then Arnold's in the 60's. I loved the lifts!

By Joy Pollock
On 10/11/2017

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