Edited by Dave777, 18 March 2012 - 11:21 .
Shops of the period
Posted 11 January 2012 - 17:10
I have noticed the recent spate of cheap convenience stores appearing like Mace and others. It set me thinking, what were the equivalent cheap shops when we were last in recession during the seventies or eighties? (later I'll start a thread along these lines, so don't reply here - just trying to get you thinking laterally in the great era of Blue)
Edited by Dave777, 18 March 2012 - 11:18 .
Cleaning up the thread to make it a 'shops of the period' thread
Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:50
The Peco backscenes I used back then are still available but how contempary were/are they?
though i don't think there were too many shops on them.
scope to add a few?
Edited by ess1uk, 18 March 2012 - 19:55 .
Posted 12 January 2012 - 18:19
Hi mate, you had the co op gateways rumbellows electrical stores. Obviously woolworths sainsburys, john menzies clement clarkes opticians... that reminds me i need to pop into spec savers
Tesco was not as big back then so what shops were there then?
The peco backscenes I used back then are still available but how contempary were/are they?
Edited by BROADTRAIN1979, 12 January 2012 - 18:20 .
Posted 12 January 2012 - 22:16
Wow! yes id forgotten those, also to mention was hibberds bakeries and B-jams which is now icelands MFI Store
Don't forget SPAR, MIDLAND bank, Thurstons bakeries, WIMPY, FineFare, TOYMASTER, Morrisons, C&A
Some of these may still be around but I haven't been in the UK since 1993.
come on chaps help us out ...
Posted 13 January 2012 - 18:55
Posted 14 January 2012 - 17:43
Favourite blue loco - round headed Sulzer type 2 D5023 (ex Springs Branch) Here she is without the D pprefix.
Edited by APOLLO, 14 January 2012 - 17:44 .
Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:35
Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:20
What about Fosters Menswear, The Leeds Permenant-with ads by Geroge Cole aka Arthur Daley and Liptons?
That's the one! Fosters. Thanks for relieving my frustration.
I was trying to think of the name of a cheap clothes shop that I bought some working shirts from in the 1970s.
I suppose we could add Ratners jewellers, and Jo Lyons coffee shops that seemed to morph into Jolyons then vanished.
And DER tv rentals, I got my first set from there after leaving home - had to add my Dad's name as guarantor. He was not best pleased, maybe I should have asked him first.
Edited by jonny777, 15 January 2012 - 12:20 .
Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:04
The first one (at Waterloo I think) was opened c.mid 1970s I think - I was on a course a good few years after that with the chap who was the first manager. As they were operated by Travellers Fare they were only found on stations AFAIK.
What about Casey Jones burgers?
Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:23
Edited by DavidB-AU, 18 March 2012 - 12:25 .
Posted 18 March 2012 - 14:16
I'm getting a message saying my post has been deleted but I still have a post in this thread?
So am I, though I don't recall posting here in the first place! Strange....Normally there post wound be blank and a mod's comments saying why it was deleted too.....is this just a glitch?