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  • IHN
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    Freeman Hardy Willis

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    Stead & Simpson are still going 😉

    c&a and Lewis’s are the big ones missing round here. I was going to say the sweater shop but they have just started up retail operations again.
    Also Athena, gosh my bedroom walls were devoid of posters after that place closed.

    I miss getting my user name from Woolies too.

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    Rumbelows.

    King-ocelot
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    Beejam, why did they sell loose cereal in those clear tubes so you could fill your own bag like dog treats in pets at home.

    Bewise, intersports

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    NSS
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    Beatties (I miss Beatties)
    Wimpy

    C&A are sorely missed. Where else does one go these days for cheap, orsumnezzz in ski clothing?

    Our Price records

    C&A are sorely missed

    I believ C&A are still quite popular in France?

    atlaz
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    I was watching The Mad Death last night.

    I remember watching that with my mum when I was a kid.

    ninfan
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    And let us not forget Netto – The baked bean war of ’94 😆

    weare138
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    Preedy
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    National Milk Bar

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    Glens, Robertsons, Hutchison & Stepek (or something like that). (vaguely recall electrical hardware chain).
    Slater Hogg & Howison (again, annoying TV adverts)
    Are R S McColls still going?

    all the offies – Victoria Wine, Thresher.. &c

    worked in Fine Fare (Coopers) on Thursday & Friday evenings, Saturdays.

    BillMC
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    Beejams got rebadged to Iceland. Mr Byrite for gentlemen’s tailoring, Lyons coffee house, Charrington’s brewery.

    ohnohesback
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    Victor Value.

    ninfan
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    Oh, Midland Bank – everyone at school with griffin saver school bags 😀

    Imagine what it will be like for our kids – “eeh, do you remember British Heart Foundation! ooh, what about Oxfam, and where did all the Sue Ryder shops go?”

    NSS in Manchester’s Arndale Centre had Atari Battlezone which was awesome.

    I got told off in there one Saturday as I was thumbing through Mayfair at about 14 y.o. I had to shuffle out with a semi-on!

    I was watching The Mad Death last night. A 1980s mini series about an outbreak of rabies in Scotland. There was a cracking scene where a rabid German Shepherd got into a shopping centre. The chief vet and an army sniper were driving a Landy through the mall in pursuit of the dog.

    What I also enjoyed was seeing all the old stores and realising how many have gone under since.

    They drove past Stead & Simpson, Saxone, Hepworths, Fine Fare, Fosters, John Menzies and more. There was also a lady carrying a Presto carrier bag.

    What shops do you remember from your youth that are no longer with us?

    Walter Wilsons

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    As a fan of so-bad-its-quite-good logo design, I miss Presto

    I also admired Fine Fares minimalist approach to packaging design. Combining the much under-utilised bright yellow colour scheme with MASH era US Military style typography

    Makes Tesco basics look needlessly faffy and fussy 😀

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    Maynard’s sweet shops.
    Wm Low.

    +1 for Beatties

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    Goldbergs
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    What Everyone Wants

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    C&A are alive & well in Belgium & France. They also used to do some quite good cheap cycling gear as well as the skiwear. Ir never sold really well though so I used to be able t opick up a few bargains in their end of season sale at the Corporation Street (Brum) branch, followed by a feed in the massive Wimpy across the road

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    This combines 2 much missed 80’s classics. Mr Wimpy and ZX Spectrums

    gogg
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    I’ sure I’ve been to a Wimpy on the Motorway in the last couple of years…

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    Mr Wimpy

    Was down in Nottingham last year and discovered they still have a Wimpy inside some horrendous shopping mall. Not surprising really. Nottingham’s the kind of place the local cinema is showing Lethal Weapon and all the locals come out afterwards saying they should make a sequel.

    cheers_drive
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    Beejam, why did they sell loose cereal in those clear tubes so you could fill your own bag like dog treats in pets at home.

    Did Beejam not become Iceland? Lots of healthfood shops still use those tubes for cereals and grains.

    Presto>Safeway>Morrisons?

    I remember Dewhurst the Butchers – mainly because a couple of my friends were bindo callers and vouchers for Dewhurst the Butchers were one of the main prizes.

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    There’s a Wimpy in Horsham still, walked pasted yesterday, it looked rank.

    For some reason I was reminded of the clothing shop Quality Seconds (later QS) this morning.

    Is Mothercare still around!?

    Menzies is a good one, forgotten them! Every large station had one.

    What about Stolen From Ivor? I used to get my “pulling gear” from them on a Saturday afternoon.

    Also, Olympus Sports.

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    Rumbelows, purveyor of rented TV’s

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    C&A still going strong in Germany, too! Actually I used to help out in a community project (basically it was a council funded gig venue) and the guy in charge was a senior CND member and well known historian. C&A offered some sponsorship money which he refused on the grounds that they were Nazi sympathizers during the war! 😯

    Gateway!!!! I used to work there while I was at school. Slave labour camp 👿

    cheers_drive
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    Olympus sports is a good one
    Do we still have InterSport in the UK?

    Who remembers Texas Tom?

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    Remember my first C&A ski gear fondly. Was still rocking it 10 years later (I did eventually grow into it).

    Harry the Spider, Wimpy is still going. Passed one in Huddersfield the other day.

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    [Timewarp] We still have a Dewhurst butchers in Leicester. There are still Wimpys in the midlands too. [/timewarp]

    cheekyboy
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    What about Stolen From Ivor? I used to get my “pulling gear” from them on a Saturday afternoon.

    Remember the Stolen From Ivor near the escalators above the Underground Market in Manchester ?

    They sold genuine Ben Sherman botton down shirts !

    shotsaway
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    Woolworths

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    Remember the Stolen From Ivor near the escalators above the Underground Market in Manchester ?

    Oh yes. Followed by a trip to Bostock’s Records then a go in the Star Wars machine in Hazel’s.

    grum
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    Wow I remember a Stolen From Ivor in Preston. Didn’t realise it was a chain!

    konabunny
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    There are tons of Wimpys in South Africa – Woollies too. Woollies in Australia as well. But actually I think the us UK australian South African woollies were all totally separate companies.

    As a fan of so-bad-its-quite-good logo design, I miss Presto

    So it would be fair to say that you were impressed, you were impressed, you were impressed by Presto?

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