THIS remarkable advert for Binns – the Harrods of the North-East – features in The Northern Echo’s 1935 Silver Jubilee magazine that has been loaned to me by Simon Townson of Harrogate.

We thought we’d bring it to a wider audience to commemorate the fact that in 2018, the Binns store in Darlington, which features on the advert, has been saved from closure – for 18 months, at least.