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Old 21-12-2010, 11:47
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Yeah, The Jolly Giant, I think I used to love that place, a couple of years ago, there was still a listing for it on the Internet, complete with phone number which now belonged to someone's house. There was also Children's World which was huge and I loved that too!
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Old 21-12-2010, 12:02
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I miss Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins - they still exist, I know, but not here in Northern Ireland
When I first started doing what I am doing now, my first contract was to deliver customer service training to Allied Domecq. I spent quite a bit of time in pubs, but they also owned Dunkin' Donuts. You might think it idyllic, but I was heartily sick of them after a couple of weeks.
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Old 21-12-2010, 12:10
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Anyone mentioned Telefusion (another TV rental place) ?

My mum worked for them for years - remember one of the perks was to 'borrow' a colour TV for Christmas - those were the days!
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Old 22-12-2010, 00:44
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As i have previously stated......

Laskys - High street electrical shop
Victor Value
Bishops Supermarkets (bought by Budgens)
Presto Supermarkets (bought by Safeway)
Wizard Wine Warehouse
Bejams
Rediffusion TV and Audio
John Farmer
Chelsea Girl
Freeman Hardy Willis
Curtess Shoes
Dolcis
Living Department Store (Co-Op Brand)
Our Price
Our Price Video
Tower Records
MVC
Wendy's Hamburgers
Golden Egg Restaurants
Pizzaland
Deep Pan Pizza co
Nordsee fish restaurants
Texas Homecare
Savacentre (Sainsburys obviously still exists but the sub brand has now gone)
Dominics Wine Merchants
International Supermarkets
Wavy Line convenience stores
NSS Newsagents (later sold to Martin's)
One Stop Convience Stores
Lo-Cost Food
Midland Bank
Marley DIY Stores.... that later became......
Payless DIY.... that later became.....
WH Smith Do It All
Great Mills DIY
Beatties Toy Shop
Queensway Furniture
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Old 22-12-2010, 00:46
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As i have previously stated......

Laskys - High street electrical shop
Victor Value
Bishops Supermarkets (bought by Budgens)
Presto Supermarkets (bought by Safeway)
Wizard Wine Warehouse
Bejams
Rediffusion TV and Audio
John Farmer
Chelsea Girl
Freeman Hardy Willis
Curtess Shoes
Dolcis
Living Department Store (Co-Op Brand)
Our Price
Our Price Video
Tower Records
MVC
Wendy's Hamburgers
Golden Egg Restaurants
Pizzaland
Deep Pan Pizza co
Nordsee fish restaurants
Texas Homecare
Savacentre (Sainsburys obviously still exists but the sub brand has now gone)
Dominics Wine Merchants
International Supermarkets
Wavy Line convenience stores
NSS Newsagents (later sold to Martin's)
One Stop Convience Stores
Lo-Cost Food
Midland Bank
Marley DIY Stores.... that later became......
Payless DIY.... that later became.....
WH Smith Do It All
Great Mills DIY
Beatties Toy Shop
Queensway Furniture
Also...

Littlewoods
Littlewoods Index Catelogue stores
C&A
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Old 22-12-2010, 01:07
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Radio Rentals (hired TV and videos plus washing machines bizarrely and shortly before it's demise home computers, strangely not radios.)
Hepworth & England-a posh version of the above.
John Laings(mens outfitters,assuming you wanted outfitting in grey flares and tank tops)
Foto Processing.
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Old 22-12-2010, 07:58
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Queensway Furniture
we still have Queensway furniture at my parents - a wall unit, table & set of chairs.
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Old 22-12-2010, 14:30
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As i have previously stated......

Laskys - High street electrical shop
Victor Value
Bishops Supermarkets (bought by Budgens)
Presto Supermarkets (bought by Safeway)
Wizard Wine Warehouse
Bejams
Rediffusion TV and Audio
John Farmer
Chelsea Girl
Freeman Hardy Willis
Curtess Shoes
Dolcis
Living Department Store (Co-Op Brand)
Our Price
Our Price Video
Tower Records
MVC
Wendy's Hamburgers
Golden Egg Restaurants
Pizzaland
Deep Pan Pizza co
Nordsee fish restaurants
Texas Homecare
Savacentre (Sainsburys obviously still exists but the sub brand has now gone)
Dominics Wine Merchants
International Supermarkets
Wavy Line convenience stores
NSS Newsagents (later sold to Martin's)
One Stop Convience Stores
Lo-Cost Food
Midland Bank
Marley DIY Stores.... that later became......
Payless DIY.... that later became.....
WH Smith Do It All
Great Mills DIY
Beatties Toy Shop
Queensway Furniture
OneStop is still about, i've seen quite a few in different places. Tesco own them.
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Old 22-12-2010, 14:59
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continuing the nostalgia theme of other threads...


Wm Low
(- Scottish supermarket chain, taken over by Tesco.
They had this annoyingly catchy tv ad:
down down down down
you dont have to shop around
at william low the price is always way down
down down down down...
everydays another day
you could be saving money
when you buy
so give us a try
down down down down... (ad infinitum) )
City Bakeries
(- or Sickery Bakery as I called it. like Greggs.)


John Menzies
(shops taken over by WHSmith)
John Menzies!

I'll add Woolworth's. RIP
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Old 22-12-2010, 15:44
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There's a scruffy one in Ipoh, (Perak), but locked barred and shuttered, so not sure if it's (still) in business.

There's one in Singapore, (by the Anglican Cathedral, if anybody's mad enough or sad enough to want to look for it), but it seems more up-market than what it used to be. Loads of handbags, and a prominent Nike flash
There's loads still open all over the place. Usually buy my shoes from the one in the Europa shopping centre in Banska Bystrica in Slovakia and wandered past the one in Margao in Goa a few weeks ago. The also do handbags, luggage and a line of clothes as well. Nice stuff and much cheaper than here.
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Old 22-12-2010, 16:50
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As i have previously stated......
Dominics Wine Merchants
It was Peter Dominic, and they did not go out of business. The company was bought by Whitbread, with most of the PD stores going to the Thresher brand (which of course has since gone out of business).
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Old 22-12-2010, 21:23
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John Menzies!

I'll add Woolworth's. RIP
John Menzies stil exist however they are no longer a retail presence only news and magazine distribution.
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Old 22-12-2010, 21:32
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Glad someone above mentioned Pizzaland, we used to love that place.
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Old 22-12-2010, 22:14
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Kwik Save & Victor Value
Rumberlows, always remember them sponsering the League Cup.
Dixons now Currys
John Menzies[always remember going in there as a kis, & testing the Footballs] now WH Smiths
Not sure if Toymaster are still around?
Virgin Megastore, later became Zavvi, shame it went bust, gave HMV a run for there money
Littlewoods & Index
John Menzies are still around, they sold their retail division (i.e. all their stores) to WH Smith so they could concentrate on their distribution operation, which they believed would be more profitable long term. Chances are if you buy a newspaper or magazine, it was probably distributed to the shop by Menzies. They now also have an aviation arm that does passenger and cargo handling for a number of companies and airlines around the world.
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Old 22-12-2010, 22:30
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Glad someone above mentioned Pizzaland, we used to love that place.
I thought it was great, especially that you could choice your own toppings (although I'm sure you could do that in other places!)
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Old 23-12-2010, 00:22
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John Menzies
I've heard some people pronounce it 'John Ming-is'. Ugh. It's John Men-zies.
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Old 23-12-2010, 06:57
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I've heard some people pronounce it 'John Ming-is'. Ugh. It's John Men-zies.
if you're Scottish, it IS "Ming-is"
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Old 23-12-2010, 11:16
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if you're Scottish, it IS "Ming-is"
Ive never heard it being called 'John Ming-is' before. Always pronounced it Menzies xD
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Old 23-12-2010, 11:37
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Glad someone above mentioned Pizzaland, we used to love that place.
I like their tv ad too, with the mozarella cheese spelling Pizzaland.
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Old 23-12-2010, 13:26
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There's one in Singapore
An evocative name for a fresh food chain in Singapore and Malaysia is Cold Storage and they are still in business after 100 years of trading.

http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/corpor...e_AboutUs.html

That name is still used as a supermarket generic among older people in those countries, as in many locales CS used to be the only shop with ice containers and displays to keep meat and veg fresh.

The aromas coming from a covered-market open to the street and therefore without air cooling are quite something!
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Old 23-12-2010, 13:40
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As i have previously stated......

Laskys - High street electrical shop
Victor Value
Bishops Supermarkets (bought by Budgens)
Presto Supermarkets (bought by Safeway)
Wizard Wine Warehouse
Bejams
Rediffusion TV and Audio
John Farmer
Chelsea Girl
Freeman Hardy Willis
Curtess Shoes
Dolcis
Living Department Store (Co-Op Brand)
Our Price
Our Price Video
Tower Records
MVC
Wendy's Hamburgers
Golden Egg Restaurants
Pizzaland
Deep Pan Pizza co
Nordsee fish restaurants
Texas Homecare
Savacentre (Sainsburys obviously still exists but the sub brand has now gone)
Dominics Wine Merchants
International Supermarkets
Wavy Line convenience stores
NSS Newsagents (later sold to Martin's)
One Stop Convience Stores
Lo-Cost Food
Midland Bank
Marley DIY Stores.... that later became......
Payless DIY.... that later became.....
WH Smith Do It All
Great Mills DIY
Beatties Toy Shop
Queensway Furniture
Midland bank still exists, just the name changed to HSBC
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Old 23-12-2010, 13:45
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I remember Golden Egg restaurants. I think they were a chain and were around in the 70's/80's?
I remember the one in Goodge Street very well, we used to go there every weekend in the late '60's.
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Old 23-12-2010, 15:08
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Midland bank still exists, just the name changed to HSBC
Well, not really. Midland Bank as a distinct entity ceased to exist - it was swallowed up by the Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.
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Old 24-12-2010, 15:21
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Anyone remember VG stores (I think they were kinda like Spar shops).

And of course there was Athena - where we used to buy all our posters back in the 80's.

Used to buy all our toys from Toy and Hobby and Zodiac.
There's still an Athena in Plymouth.
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Old 05-01-2011, 20:24
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seen in the background of a b/w film clip in Michael Portillo's "Great British Railway Journeys": Wyman's (Newsagent and Bookseller)
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