PICTURES: Doncaster's BHS store through the years

Doncaster's BHS at the height of its popularity in the 1980s.
Doncaster's BHS at the height of its popularity in the 1980s.
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Doncaster's BHS store is under threat - after the high street chain announced it was going into administration.

Beleaguered British Home Stores, which has 164 stores, 11,000 staff and has been in business for 88 years, announced the move this morning.

British Home Stores (on the right) has been a staple in the Frenchgate Centre, previously Arndale Centre, for many years.

British Home Stores (on the right) has been a staple in the Frenchgate Centre, previously Arndale Centre, for many years.

The firm's Doncaster branch has been in business in the Frenchgate Centre for more than four decades - we've dipped back into our archives to show the changing face of the store and its staff through the years.

Frenchgate in the mid 1960s before the arrival of the Arndale Centre. BHS stands where the shops on the right are pictured.

Frenchgate in the mid 1960s before the arrival of the Arndale Centre. BHS stands where the shops on the right are pictured.

Lorraine White of BHS, Doncaster demonstrates new equipment being installed at the store to ensure it is bang up to date for the year 2000 - part  of a major refurbishment programme - in 1996.

Lorraine White of BHS, Doncaster demonstrates new equipment being installed at the store to ensure it is bang up to date for the year 2000 - part of a major refurbishment programme - in 1996.

Then Doncaster Mayor Coun Yvonne Woodcock and Mark Toseland (trustee of St John's Hospice) collect a 1,000 cheque from BHS staff Angie Nicholson, Angie Taylor, Anne Fisher, Pat Henaghan and Linda Hall in 1998.

Then Doncaster Mayor Coun Yvonne Woodcock and Mark Toseland (trustee of St John's Hospice) collect a 1,000 cheque from BHS staff Angie Nicholson, Angie Taylor, Anne Fisher, Pat Henaghan and Linda Hall in 1998.

A group of youngsters at the store in 1996.

A group of youngsters at the store in 1996.

Bargain hunters: Joanne Lumley, aged 13, her grandma Jessie Gardner, and friend Carol Lloyd, all of Skellow, are pictured shopping in BHS in Doncaster's Frenchgate Centre in 1998.

Bargain hunters: Joanne Lumley, aged 13, her grandma Jessie Gardner, and friend Carol Lloyd, all of Skellow, are pictured shopping in BHS in Doncaster's Frenchgate Centre in 1998.