Fenwick is a large department store in Newcastle. When I first went to it in December 2009, I saw the big window display of the Nativity scene. I was pleasantly surprised to see the Christmas story in a public place, along with a large, popular window display that had a line around the block. That’s a tradition we lost in the States a long time ago.
At the Discovery Museum we saw a lot of old carrier bags, dress patterns and pictures from when the store first opened. I love that the city has so much history in it. That’s something we just don’t find a lot in Florida.
The group has its headquarters at the flagship Fenwick department store in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, one of the largest department stores in the UK.