Here are the shops in Wakefield that have closed down in recent years

THE high street has experienced a turbulent time over the last year or two.

Monday, 11th November 2019, 4:28 pm
Wakefield has seen a number of shops close since 2018.

With Wakefield seeing many shops close since 2018, from small business to big chains, here's a list of the ones that have shut down. Which do you miss the most?

The Ings Road store closed earlier. It was one of over 40 Homebase branches to close its doors. The Range is opening in its place on Good Friday 2018.
The Original Factory Shop on Dale Street, Ossett closed at the end of 2018. It was announced shortly before that the company's Normanton branch was also expected to cease trading in 2019.

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A food court unveiled as part of a 5m refurbishment of The Ridings closed down in August 2018 just eight months after it opened.
Almost 300 jobs were lost at Poundworlds headquarters in Normanton earlier this year.
Toys "R" Us in Wakefield closed in April 2018.It was among the last 75 in the country to close after admninistrators failed to lock in a buyer for the company, which included Babies R Us.
The Market Hall closed its doors for good in November 2018. It was the end of a long process to close it since the council announced its intention to redevelop the site in 2014.
The well-known and much loved family jewellers on Marygate closed down in October 2018 after 60 years of business. Changes to the high street and retirement were the reasons for closure.
Crawshaws was one of 35 stores which closed in November 2018 after the company went into administration. It's Wakefield and Castleford branches were closed as part of this process.
The store at Cathedral Retail Park closed its doors in March 2018.
Just months after relocating from Westgate to The Ridings after surviving being put into administration in 2017, the menswear shop closed in January 2019.
The men's clothing shop in The Ridings Shopping Centre is another business to have been lost in Wakefield.
Lynn Fawcett was the last remaining trader at Wakefields Market Hall before it closed in November last year. Her family had traded in Wakefield for over 50 years.
Wakefield city centre was dealt another blow earlier this year with the news that the Yorkshiere Linen Co closed. Administrators were appointed for the company with the loss of 130 jobs across 19 stores, including the shop in The Ridings.
Royal Bank of Scotland The Northgate branch closed in August 2018. The closure was part of huge cuts by the bank, who announced that 162 branches were to close with the loss of nearly 800 jobs.
Wakefields only private shop closed its doors after more than 40 years in business. The shop, on Doncaster Road, Belle Vue, provided adult entertainment, including DVDs.
The Northgate branch of the pharmacy is no longer there.
It was announced in March 2018 that the gaming firm was is to close all 67 stores, including its shop on Westgate, with a total loss of about 390 jobs.
The Wakefield Beer Exchange on the Bullring closed in August 2018 after saying that the bills outweighed takings.
MenKind at Trinity Walk shut is doors in January 2019. One employee at the gadget shop said the news came as a shock as bosses gave them two weeks' notice.
The electronics chain closed all of its 200-stores, including the one at Westgate Retail Park early last year. The company collapsed into administration in February 2018.
The cafe on Northgate closed earlier this year.