Farrands, Marsdens, Maypole, Dewhurst, VG, Vernons, etc


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Beekay i can't remember if i asked this before what did SPD stand for and were they based on Glaisedale Dr. Our garage had the contract for servicing and repairing the UYC vans and lorries comprising of Bedfords Commers and Austins which were based on Glaisedale Dr.this would have been in the late 60s. Tell me about SPD please.

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By Request then.............. Like all other aspects of my Teen years,at Marsdens,loved doing deliverys to customers on the Granville with big Basket..no gears and hardwork up the hills of Bestwo

Next delivery was Mrs Taylor....who lived 2 doors from me on Andover road  .......knew her all my life...even Babysat me when i was a little un....a very formidable lady had 5 kids all much older than

Last delivery to Mrs Timberlake...Hucknall road..... Morning Mrs T....Where you want me to put your Order ? Just leave it on the Hall Table Ben...How much is it ?  (she was a customer that p

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Hello Ian, nice to hear from you. You're right, SPD was on Glaisdale, on the left when turning off Wigman Road. Speedy Prompt Deliveries, although we drivers reckoned it were Sex Provided Daily.

The warehouse also included a deep freeze store, where Birds Eye foods was stored and delivered by a fleet of Birds Eye vans. My older brother (r.i.p.) used to work permanent nights, assembling the loads for the following day. Before joining the drivers, I worked in the main warehouse and also done a few stints in the freezer, working in -25°. This subject has been discussed on earlier posts. No doubt our beloved CT could advise on that ! Cheers mate.

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Cant recall any 'International stores'' in Nottingham.....where were they BK ?

 

We at Marsdens'' always thought ''SPD'' stood for ''Soap Powder Delivery's''....took all these years to find out not.............

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The only ‘local’ International stores I remember was in the square in Bakewell. It used to be R. Orme and Co. grocers and wine merchants. The old family business was sold to International Tea.

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Trying to remember Ben, but as it's over 45 years ago I'm struggling. Do remember one in Grantham though. Desperately trying to recall my old stomping grounds even though it was such a vast area. Depending on what day,  my range was from Lincoln down to St Neots, Ely and all stops between. On the other side of the A1, it was Oundle, Corby, Kettering Market Harborough  and parts of Northampton,  with lots of villages between. My favourite was the primary school at Wilbarston. Always got a fish and chip dinner on a Friday, (planned my route to get there at lunchtime).

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Had a trawl through the old phone books, looking for various shops in the past.

 

This is the VG stores in 1979, and International stores in 76.

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This is VG and Vernons (being close in an alphabetical list) in 1969.

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On 3/19/2013 at 6:56 AM, Trevor S said:

http://www.advertisingarchives.co.uk/assets/thumbnails/185/2/9dbca067db57a737fb96e8105df5b017.jpg

The pimply biscuit....

Second row down and first on the left????

The pimply biscuits , were they called lincolns ? Or something similar ?

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They were Lincoln Creams. As a youngster I didn't like them - now I do... :biggrin:

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I remember them old corner shops , once i came and dad sent to the shop , I'd give the shopkeeper my list , and he'd say tell yer faither when he's paid for the last lot on tick , he can have some more !

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There were lots of corner shops in the Meadows, if you didn't pay your bill at the end of the week your name went on the blacklist which was posted in the window for all to see.

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There was a big shop in Bulwell Market (Pascoes?) that listed all those owing money, in their window. I remember seeing this in the 60's.

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@katyjay name and shame , if tick was still going today , i would give a false name such as mister tick tock , they would have cottoned on in time i suppose , but the goods were good while it lasted !!

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