HMV Wheeler Gate in Nottingham ain't there no more...but here it is immortalised on the day last may when we met Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca from the Star Wars movies. Here's hoping anyone laid off by this closure has managed to get alternative employment in these troubled times.
As you'll see, Mr Mayhew was gracious enough to allow me to give him a hug in the photo - but on the whole he didn't seem too enthused to be in Nottingham...he seems a pretty quiet guy. Subsequently in his apperance at the nearby Monster Store my daughter asked him what the funniest thing was that ever happened to him while he was in costume as Chewbacca. He replied that this was the filming of the sequence in Empire when Harrison Ford is fixing the Millenium Falcon and the tools fell onto his head. Well, ya live and learn.
These pictures aren't great (the camera was playing up). But you'll get the idea.