High street shops of yore
Old folks round our way still refer to debenhams as ‘spooners’ -the department store that inhabited the building 40 years ago. In deference to this, i have begun to call all shops the name they had when i was little, so house of fraser is still Dingles, our 2 tesco metros nearby are gateway and esso, and when they build that new morrisons i will still be calling it superbowl. 😀Posted 3 years agojuankingSubscriber
Wimpy alive and kicking in Nam, Twickenham.Posted 3 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
C+A only really pulled out of UK (maybe some other places too)
Don’t think Bejam was renamed Iceland, but more a case of Iceland taking over many former Bejam stores?
Rumbelows, Laskys, Tandy (all for hacking BASIC on the old 8-bit home computers)
Allders (or All Ders as we used to call it, aged 9)
MFI (Made For Idiots)
Kwiksave (must have got half my student food from there, mainly cos the baked beans were better than the big supermarket own brands and only 16p/can)Posted 3 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Our main supermarket when I was little was Saverite, with a Liptons actually on the high street with a normal shop front and all – and some other one I forget.
Then International built a HUGE purpose built shop behind the high st (pretty small in reality) that put paid to those. Then some years later still it became Gateway, then Safeway, then Safeway built a proper modern one outside town. All pretty much defunct, the big one is now a Morrisons afaik.Posted 3 years agoderek_starshipMember
Kwik Saves had in-store beer/wine/spirit concessions called Liquor Save.
“Do yourself a favour, be a liquor saver.” was the jingle!
The one in this photo isn’t the original Liquor Save logo.
Does anybody remember the Safeway in Shambles Square, Manchester?Posted 3 years ago
And Sussex Armoury that sold airguns and crossbows?CountZeroMember
Radio Rentals. I used to love browsing the little A5 brochure of films you could rent. How times have changed…for the better might I add.
Is that the high street store, or the in-house movies they did for hotel chains? Became Thorn EMI, IIRC.Posted 3 years ago
Does anyone remember small high street grocery-type shops called Home & Colonial? Used to be one in Chippenham that my mum always went to when she took me shopping.simmySubscriber
There’s a Kwik Save in Little Lever near Bolton that’s been opened within the last year or so but I think its the only one in the country.
Whether the guy bought the name or just used it is anyone’s guess.
Round here there was CO-OP Normid which I think stood for North West and Midlands, was basically the good old CO-OP under another name.Posted 3 years ago
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