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Old 25-04-2015, 12:28   #1
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First Supermarket.

Was the first one at the top of Black Abbey St. I think I remember going in there with my Mum back in the early 60's. Getting a wire basket, picking your own stuff and then paying for it at a till at the door????? How far out am I?
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Old 25-04-2015, 12:35   #2
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Seem to remember going to one at Broadway end of Union Road in
late 50's. If Mum spent £3 it was a massive shop.Cannot for the life of me remember the name though.
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Old 25-04-2015, 12:39   #3
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Was the first one at the top of Black Abbey St. I think I remember going in there with my Mum back in the early 60's. Getting a wire basket, picking your own stuff and then paying for it at a till at the door????? How far out am I?
I think you are referring to a shop called "Saul's" . May be wrong .
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Old 25-04-2015, 13:38   #4
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I think you are referring to a shop called "Saul's" . May be wrong .
Sounds familiar
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Old 25-04-2015, 15:30   #5
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Re: First Supermarket.

Maypole I think.
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Old 25-04-2015, 15:31   #6
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Yes it was Sauls.
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Old 25-04-2015, 15:54   #7
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Re: First Supermarket.

I remember Sauls and I left Accrington(more or less, came back for the girls,not shopping) in 1958.

Remember Maypoles but wasn't it just a big grocery shop, normal counter service, then?
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Old 25-04-2015, 16:04   #8
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I remember Sauls and I left Accrington(more or less, came back for the girls,not shopping) in 1958.

Remember Maypoles but wasn't it just a big grocery shop, normal counter service, then?
Pretty sure you are right about Maypole.
My wife always said that the first supermarket she ever saw was in Weston Super Mare when we were stationed there in '61/'62, she never mentioned one being in Accrington before we left.
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Old 25-04-2015, 18:21   #9
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Re: First Supermarket.

I am pretty sure there is a thread on this subject from way back.
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Old 25-04-2015, 19:48   #10
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Put in a search but couldn't find one!!
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Old 25-04-2015, 21:23   #11
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it is quite a while ago now, but I remember contributing and saying that Saul's used to have baskets of unlabelled tins very cheap(a few coppers) but you could never tell if you were getting stewed steak or pineapple chunks...this made for some very different teatimes.
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Old 25-04-2015, 22:08   #12
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Wasn't the Maypole on Blackburn road almost opposite the Town Hall ? I remember them using wooden pads to pat butter .
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Old 26-04-2015, 07:16   #13
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No, maypole was at the corner of Abbey street and Peel St.
I think the shop you are thinking of was Redmans.
The Maypole supermarket was housed in a building that had been Ali tyres place.....and the films changed twice a week.
I used to walk past it to school every day.....and I sed to stand and look at stills clips of the film stars.
Seems a million years ago now.
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Old 16-12-2015, 10:27   #14
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Sauls
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Old 19-02-2016, 15:41   #15
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I think that the supermarket at the Broadway end of Union Street was Tesco's and what is now Argos was originally built to be a supermarket[I][I] (FineFare I think) but the company was taken over by an other supermarket before it opened and the new company never opened it. It stood empty for some time before Shoppers World took it over.
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