I am a recent graduate. Not THE Graduate, that title belongs to Dustin Hoffman, in a time when graduating University actually meant something, when one was thrown parties and put on display to family and friends for successfully completely university.
There couldn’t have been a worse or more gut wrenchingly effective way to thrust me into the adult world. The end of Harry Potter was like a kick up the backside that sent me hurtling into adulthood, and into despair.
Looking back: City store that went through many transformations can trace its roots back to the 1870s
HALF a century ago today, on April 15, 1965, the then Mayor of Southampton, Mrs Elsie Williams, snipped a ceremonial ribbon and declared the brand new three-storey department store of Plummers Roddis on Above Bar officially open to a watching clutch of excited shoppers.