As HMV faces closure give a thought to the dog Nipper.
Where is he?
He was buried in Kingston-upon-Thames in a spot now covered by Lloyds Bank.
The bank has a plaque and he is remembered by Nipper Alley opposite Wilkinson’s.
HMV is the modern name for His Master’s Voice which was inspired by a painting by Francis Barraud of Nipper listening to a gramophone.
The bank and alley are both in the main street leading from Kingston Bridge.