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    • JackCork
    • By JackCork 10th Apr 19, 10:22 PM
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    As a child , where did your family do their shopping?
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    • 10th Apr 19, 10:22 PM
    As a child , where did your family do their shopping? 10th Apr 19 at 10:22 PM
    For mine - mainly Tesco.
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 12th Apr 19, 5:04 PM
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    z1a
    Co op and the market.
    • JIL
    • By JIL 12th Apr 19, 11:38 PM
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    JIL
    My mum used to insist my dad drive her 9 miles to the next town to a shop named shoppers paradise. It was hell, everything was in boxes. She would buy the same things, week after week.
    I was so grateful when my mum got a part time job in littlewoods foodhall and suddenly she started buying proper cheese, bacon, sausage and pies.
    • Bettie
    • By Bettie 13th Apr 19, 2:08 AM
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    We didn't have a fridge until 1963.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    I can't remember what year our first fridge was. a similar time to yours. Ours was a gas one.
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 13th Apr 19, 10:53 PM
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    I can only remember Safeway- there was a big new branch built near us when I was little. It’s now Morrisons I think. We had no access to Tesco or Asda- they were only for people with cars which we didn’t have.
    We moved house when I was a teenager and then all of a sudden we were spoilt for choice- the Tesco and Asda that had previously been so out of reach were now only one Metro stop away and there was a Co-op and a Kwik Save just round the corner (The Kwik Save is now a small Asda and there’s an Aldi nearby as well)
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    • culpepper
    • By culpepper 15th Apr 19, 5:53 PM
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    Local shops. Co-op and the butchers(with sawdust on floor), green grocers and paper shop. I think there was a fish mongers too and a guy that mended shoes and leather bags (his shop smelled mostly of araldite). We had 2 newspaper shops and a toy shop with sweets in the window in huge jars.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 15th Apr 19, 8:05 PM
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    Local shops for some stuff, sometimes a Fine Fare supermarket (anyone else remember them? Or is it just me?)
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    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 15th Apr 19, 10:01 PM
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    As we were central Scotland, it was supermarkets like Cochranes and Galbraiths (which I think later merged with each other) and Templeton's and Fine Fare. More rarely it would be a Safeways which were giant supermarkets but few and far between.

    Wm Lows was another but more on the eastern coast.

    There were convenience stores everywhere like VG, Mace and Spar, but not good for a weekly shop.

    I remember that buying a freezer totally changed your buying habits.
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    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 17th Apr 19, 7:13 PM
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    Local shops for some stuff, sometimes a Fine Fare supermarket (anyone else remember them? Or is it just me?)
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    We had a Fine Fare at our local shops. Next to the CoOp.
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    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 18th Apr 19, 10:10 PM
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    As we were central Scotland, it was supermarkets like Cochranes and Galbraiths (which I think later merged with each other) and Templeton's and Fine Fare. More rarely it would be a Safeways which were giant supermarkets but few and far between.

    Wm Lows was another but more on the eastern coast.

    There were convenience stores everywhere like VG, Mace and Spar, but not good for a weekly shop.

    I remember that buying a freezer totally changed your buying habits.
    Originally posted by zagubov
    Galbraith and Templetons - that brought back memories Fine fare was another one about 12 miles away and there was the Pik and Save which seemed to be bulk buckets of dried foods like cereal. We had a Woolco not too far away and it was a rare treat to get a trip there. It seemed absolutely massive and so exotic. Something makes me think it was owned by Walmart - must google it!
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    • FluffityBunny
    • By FluffityBunny 18th Apr 19, 10:35 PM
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    Presto and Fine Fayre, and if my mum had some extra cash then it was a trip to Liptons
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