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    This is another interest of mine, I wonder if anybody else has any memories they'd like to share. There must be loads of you who remember shops that have now ceased trading. Maybe some of you even have photographs...

    Safeway, Rumbelows, Index, and more recently (in fact, a year ago last week) Kwik Save have all now ceased trading.

    Do any of you remember Lennons supermarkets?


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    I'd forgotten about Index It was part of Littlewoods wasn't it?

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    I remember Lennons.
    Worked for them in the early 1970s.
    I was at Liscard in the former Liscard Palace cinema.
    They were taken over by Gateway (now Somerfield).
    Liscard is now a Shoemarket store.
    Funnily enough the Aintree Palace cinema went exactly the same way and is now Shoemarket.
    Lennons were c r a p.
    When the bacon went off we had wash it down with vinegar to kill the smell.
    It was still unfit to eat, but we had to sell it anyway.

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    Somerfield has just joined retail history:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7508982.stm
    I haven't photographed a single Somerfield store, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    Somerfield has just joined retail history:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7508982.stm
    I haven't photographed a single Somerfield store, yet.
    I won't be sorry to see Somerfield go.
    However, the Co-op has very few stores in Liverpool these days.

    What's happened to Tesco's moving into what was the Co-op's Leo/Pioneer store in Park Road?
    Latterly Mecca Bingo.

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    Re: Proposed Tesco, Park Rd. I heard that the Fire-Station has to be re-located (no idea where to), then the Care Centre next door will then move into the Fire-Station building. Could take a while.

    There are still one or two old Kwik Save buildings around. Smithdown Road, for example still has the Kwik Save colours (store has closed down).
    Last edited by marky; 07-16-2008 at 02:58 PM. Reason: corrected street-name

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