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Harrods, London's most famous and up-market department store. This picture is really for TravlynWomyn (Vicki) who used to work there!

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Guest - Mar 13, 2007 10:11 PM EDT
No, your images are bringing the fantastic memories back! I really appreciate the 'visits'.
Guest - Mar 12, 2007 12:46 PM EDT
Thanks so much, Vicki. Your memories of this place are a lot more interesting than my picture of it!
Guest - Mar 10, 2007 04:08 PM EDT
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Steve! I made 4L, 13s 6d a week working there as a Harrods Junior in 1962. It's too bad you can't see the employee-only areas - they're an experience of their own. Employees are only allowed to be seen in their departments, or during employee shopping time. If we had to escort a customer somewhere, we disappeared behind the walls as soon as they reached their destination. I have to keep this brief - but employees entered across the street. At that time, our time clocks resembled huge roulette wheels. 500 employees were on each clock. You lined up a series of stacked wheels to your emplyee number, then whacked the thing - hard - in the middle. One day I couldn't work due to laryngitis. I called the nurse and my department - but failed to call personnel. A week later there was a sign on my clock wanting to know if anyone had been absent in that time. Apparently, if personnel wasn't informed, it could really muck up the time cards - oops! (guilty!) We even had full and temporary restrooms - by alphabet - i.e., A - J, K -t, etc! Employee meals were held in several cafeteria or dining rooms. Juniors, like me - were self-service cafeteria, while buyers enjoyed full-service, white table-cloth dining. We even had a wonderful country club for both Harrods and Selfridges employees. That's enough to bore you with for now! Thanks again - huge hugs - Vicki
Guest - Mar 08, 2007 01:05 PM EDT
Thanks Carol.
Guest - Mar 06, 2007 12:07 PM EDT
Great photo of Harrods. Carol
Guest - Mar 06, 2007 07:38 AM EDT
Thanks Lorraine! Yes, you can spend your money on any floor!!
Guest - Mar 05, 2007 09:05 PM EDT
Impressive building, would be nice to visit but I doubt I be spending any money there, are all the floors shopping departments?
Guest - Mar 05, 2007 05:06 PM EDT
Thanks for all your great comments, Beverly, Alex, Mike and Golda! Mike, this is the facade that faces Hyde Park, although you can't actually see the park from there. Beverly, I like your description and I can see what you mean. And Golda, your pocket wouldn't be full of money for long! Yes, Alex, it's huge, full of rich people, none of them English!!
Guest - Mar 05, 2007 04:07 PM EDT
Be still my shopping heart....I would love to get lost in here for awhile with a pocket full of money.Thanks for letting us see this great bit of history.
Guest - Mar 05, 2007 01:53 PM EDT
super shot steve this is facing towards the park? useless info? Harrods in Britain installed the first escalator in 1878?
Guest - Mar 05, 2007 10:09 AM EDT
WOW!! Great shot,so thats the famous Herrods,that place is huge.
Guest - Mar 05, 2007 09:10 AM EDT
Nice shot - it almost looks like the building is one big vehicle moving down the road aqnd that is ready to plow into the next building. At least that was my first impression from the thumbnail. Interesting structure.

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