Fountain Road in Christchurch looks a little different today than it did back in the mid 1970s.

Pictured here around the time of the new J Sainsbury opening its doors in 1974 with the store remained in Saxon Square until its closure in 1990.

A new Sainsbury store opened in the same year on Lyndhurst Road.

The changes to the road layout started at the end of the 1970’s along with the development of the Saxon Square shopping centre in the early 1980’s which officially opened its door in September 1983.