Our high streets are constantly changing, and many shops that are long gone are missed to this day.

We asked members of the Leader's Local Bygones Facebook group, what were their favourite shops growing up or what shops do they miss.

Many independent and well known businesses were named but one most had a nostalgia for was Woolworths.

The high street staple had closed all 807 of its stores by January, 2009 but people still reminisce to this day about the Woolies pick 'n' mix.

In our gallery today we look at a few of those businesses that have graced our towns from across the region, with a particular focus on Woolworths and its staff.

What's your most missed or favourite shop from your childhood? You can let us know here or email claire.pierce@newsquest.co.uk

Rob Owen, a member Local Bygones group, shared his own impressive memories of the shops in Wrexham from his childhood.

He said: "Being taken shopping by mum and dad on Saturday mornings in the 1950s was made bearable by visits to Craft Toys, with Rogers & Jackson's toy department a second favourite.

"We'd always go to the indoor markets with their unique smells, including buying tripe for an old lady's large family of dogs.

"When Littlewoods opened their cafeteria, mum treated me to a lemon meringue pie one day, which was thick with what seemed to be foam.

"I ate it but didn't enjoy it at all, and was so sick when we arrived back home. I guess it was still raw meringue.

"Better memories of new clothes bought at Wright's Corner, with Dutton's Si Gar Ro Stores with its lovely aromas of good foods.

"Fine Fare opened what may have been the first 'supermarket' in town, unless the Maypole qualified for that title.

"Both Gerrards and Stevens provided lovely cups of coffee and cakes, though the latter was my favourite.

"The Army and Navy Stores (or was it The Famous Army Stores?) introduced me to camping.

"There was a bicycle shop and repairer on Chester Street, and W.H. Smith always had a comic to read.

"It was years before I realised that the shoe shop I'd always thought was called Clanks when learning cursive handwriting at primary school was really called Clarks, where there was an x-ray machine for making sure the shoes fitted young feet.

"Nearer our house was a shoe repairers in the row of shops at the junction of Rhosnesni Lane and Park Avenue.

"It had a figure of an old cobbler in the window - perhaps the old Phillips Stick-a-Sole model.

"Some of the shops were wooden huts when we moved there, one being the newsagents, tobacconist and sweetshop where the kind lady who ran it always called the kids 'chick.'

"Another was a greengrocers to which I was sent to buy potatoes etc on my kiddies' tricycle.

"The shops were modernised after a while, and included a chemist, and a wet fish shop.

"There was an off-licence around the corner, with a Post Office next door to it. Good memories of days long gone."