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Nipping out for some milk and history…

Back in Time for the Corner Shop / BBC Two & BBC iPlayer, available now

The idea of being able to pop around the corner to pick up a loaf of bread and a newspaper is something those of us who live in Britain’s towns and cities largely take for granted. So much so that it’s easy to forget just how much local stores have changed down the years. Reason enough in itself for the latest entry in the long-running and hugely popular Back In Time strand to send the Ardern family on a time-travelling retail adventure spanning a century.

Their mode of transport is a shop located in Meersbrook, a working class suburb of Sheffield; their initial stop is 1897, the year the area was

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