Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Developments at Jessops Camera Shop
I was disappointed when Jessops closed their branch near Albert Square and I am not sure if their Deansgate branch is still open. I have happily bought cameras and accessories from their branches for a few years.
I was pleasantly surprised then to be told that there was a Jessops on Market Street which had opened in 2011. The upstairs is a lovely space, full of artistically framed prints, photos and murals, highlighting some striking photos of Manchester as well as the more obvious global tourist attractions further afield from Paris to San Francisco. The machines where you order your photo prints are quite sophisticated as well, giving plenty of options and excellent results.
Frank Jessop opened a camera shop in Leicester in 1935 and today there are about 200 branches in the UK. Frank's son Alan sold the firm in 1996 and the company is now owned by Snap Equity Limited who seem to be doing a good job with the brand so far as I can see.