January sales | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


Pushing girls through windows and throwing punches in the street: What would you do for a bargain?

    The Christmas rush is over, but now it is time for the January sales to begin. ¬†A search through the newspaper archive for bargain hunting mishaps proved shockingly easy. It turns out that shoppers throughout history have been prepared to go to incredible ends to get a good deal, with confrontations often leading to brawls on the streets.¬†However, not everyone was so ruthless. One group of women sang songs while queueing for a summer sale at a clothing

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