DO you remember when Marlands was the best shopping centre in Southampton?

Along with Gateway supermarket (now ASDA) nearby, Marlands shopping centre was part of a major development scheme in the city.

Marlands was officially opened on December 5, 1991, providing Southampton shoppers with stores, eateries and more.

The Disney Store has always been popular among kids and big kids alike. It's a place where cartoons came to life for many youngsters.

For a short time there was Index, the shop that was similar in operations to Argos. For a while, almost every coffee table in Southampton had an Index catalogue on it.

Each Christmas the decorations go up - and they once included the creepy Victorian dummies that moved about in the balconies.