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4 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Talking of own brands who remembers the name of Coops own brands in the 50s and 60s ?............first to answer correctly give yasen a pat on ya head....

 

nobody knows then ? or perhaps nobody cares ?.....shan't tell ya then..........lol.

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NO     Not about Tea carnie it was all their food items..........they had a brand name..............

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I'll give it a bit longer mi-duck........its only bin on 4 hours...........was sure somebody would come up with answer...........2nd clue it starts with N

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22 minutes ago, benjamin1945 said:

 

nobody knows then ? or perhaps nobody cares ?.....shan't tell ya then..........lol.

Ben need advice from a tea expert....found in my basement unopened tin of Kardohma Earl Grey tea, so tempted to open tin and try it what would be my chance of survival  LOL

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Don't know Gem...........but reckon you'd have Hairs on ya Chest.............lol.

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4 minutes ago, benjamin1945 said:

Don't know Gem...........but reckon you'd have Hairs on ya Chest.............lol.

Thank you, think i will pass on that cuppa, but the temptation was really strong.   Mum says coop had a tea called Unique just after the war, can't believe sometimes the things she can remember. Not always right but most of time.

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no RR...............not just on about Tea...........lots of their food items mostly canned........

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5 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Don't remember any Tea Bags in the early 60s when i was at 'Marsdens' when did Tea bags hit the shops?..........

 

I remember in the mid 60s. I used to take a thermos of hot water and a tea bag or two to make tea when out on the road.  So that must have been the time they hit the shops.  I don't remember any before that.

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Old clever Cloggs walks in and straight on the money.......take a Pat.........our Jill....................lol'

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You're right, I literally have just walked in!

 

Used to go to The Alfreton Road coop for my mum when I was a child. I vividly remember seeing their own brand Normid washing up liquid on the shelves and cardboard delivery boxes with Normid printed on them. I always disliked the word because it reminded me of MORBID!

 

I suppose it's a contraction of NORth MIDlands?

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