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On Thursday evening, Fenwick will host a 30th birthday bash to celebrate. Customers will be greeted with Prosecco and canap provided by Carluccio’s, the new in store restaurant, as well as enjoy lucky dip discounts on purchases, all the while being entertained by York party band, Huge.

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Julie Wilson is one of Fenwick’s longest serving members of staff. Currently head of operations, Julie started her career at Fenwick as personnel manager in 1986, two years after the company opened in York.

The business remains family owned; the first store opened in Newcastle in 1882. The Fenwicks originated from Richmond in North Yorkshire. Today, they own 11 stores across England, with a flagship in Bond Street, London, opened since 1891.

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Julie says the eager anticipation York felt over the arrival of John Lewis and the Vangarde shopping centre at Monks Cross this year was probably on a par with the Coppergate development back in 1984.

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uk canada goose Archive pictures from opening day show smiling customers bustling through the doors. One of the management team gives a glimmer of fashions from the time Geraldine Smith, the personnel manager before Julie, was wearing a drop waist dress with pleated bat wing sleeves. uk canada goose

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Julie is one of many long servers at the York store. She said: “A lot of our staff have reached 21 years’ service and received their gold watches. We have a lot of staff who have been here ten and 15 years or more.

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