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Postby grumpybloke » Wed 13 Nov, 2013 9:49 pm

Which do we think was the first proper supermarket (ie reasonably large,self-service) in Leeds? I remember going in early sixties to the Fine Fare supermarket on Kirkstall Road, where the Hire Centre is now. There was also Hilton's on Horsforth Town Street. I'm sure others can go back further than me though.
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Postby liits » Wed 13 Nov, 2013 10:16 pm

Wasn’t this discussed before? – and I think the answer was Queen’s followed by Grandways then Finefare.
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Postby grumpybloke » Thu 14 Nov, 2013 12:54 am

Apologies if it has. I entered "oldest supermarket" in the search box and nothing came up.
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Postby uncle mick » Thu 14 Nov, 2013 1:37 am

I think Grandways were first at New York Road in 1961 then Fine Fare at Austhorpe Road in 1962 & the Queens came later if I have read the Asda history correctly

http://www.asdamediacentre.co.uk/about-asda/asda-history

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Postby buffaloskinner » Thu 14 Nov, 2013 1:49 pm

Sainsburys was the first ever supermarket in England, dunno about Leeds tho
Is this the end of the story ...
or the beginning of a legend?
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Postby tyke bhoy » Thu 14 Nov, 2013 2:25 pm

liits wrote:
Wasn’t this discussed before? – and I think the answer was Queen’s followed by Grandways then Finefare.

Possibly this thread. http://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=3651
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Postby Brunel » Thu 14 Nov, 2013 3:13 pm

Even older, the original CO-OP on Sheperds Lane Jnc. of Markham Ave. converted to self service

in the mid 1950's.


http://goo.gl/maps/AGzEg
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Postby majorhoundii » Thu 14 Nov, 2013 7:19 pm

tyke bhoy wrote:
liits wrote:
Wasn’t this discussed before? – and I think the answer was Queen’s followed by Grandways then Finefare.

Possibly this thread. http://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=3651

I thought it had been discussed before. The first in Morley was Coopers (later Fine-Fare) in what had been "The Picture House" on Queen Street. The Fine-Fare in Pudsey and in Ossett were also both on the premises of former cinemas. Presumably a sign of the times, the cinemas were dying and the supermarkets were starting to thrive. Two of Morley's subsequent supermarkets were on former Methodist premises - also a sign of the times?

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Postby Jogon » Fri 15 Nov, 2013 11:43 pm

Brunel wrote:
Even older, the original CO-OP on Sheperds Lane Jnc. of Markham Ave. converted to self service

in the mid 1950's.

http://goo.gl/maps/AGzEg


I kinda like the way the Oakwood Co-op of my childhood has ended up as....a Co-op.


The first I recall was Grandways at Chapel All.
Image below, construction due to begin 26th April 1966.




Quite a bit about first supermarkets on here
http://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=3651    
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Postby Johnny39 » Fri 15 Nov, 2013 11:52 pm

I seem to remember the old Cattle Market behind the Brown Cow at Whitkirk becoming a supermarket, a Queens I think, round about 1965 give or take a year. It later became one of the first ASDA's.
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