St Albans 166

Opened: 25/10/1977

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Waitrose St Albans

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1 Ermine Close Mayne Avenue St Albans Hertfordshire AL3 4JZ


The site for this branch is just outside the city and overlooks the cathedral.  It is also on the site of a pre-Roman settlement and is just outside the Roman city walls of Verulamium.

Hardly surprising then, that when the shop was under construction there were delays as the archaeologists uncovered an ancient site right underneath the new building.




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We're in the process of collecting historical information, photos and memories about this branch. Can you help? Please add your comments using the link at the foot of this page and we'll get in touch with you.

This page was added by Sian Cleary on 14/08/2012.
Comments about this page

I joined the partnership in 1981 and worked in st albans for 20 years, I have lots of happy memories of the shop and partners and still work for the partnership to this day. Would love to help you x

By karen admans
On 06/10/2012

I worked at St. Albans Waitrose from about 1981 until 1985. Mr Turnbull was the manager when I arrived he lived a few doors away from me in Kings rd. I still have vivid memories of many of the staff. I still tell the story of when calls for Chris Mystery were put out over the tannoy 'Christmas tree'. Eric Morecambe was often seen shopping in the store I used to spend most of my breaks playing snooker with my old mate Howard. In those days many of the staff could remember the prices of most of the products in the store as we would put price labels on all items you wont find that anywhere now ha.

By Guy Keath
On 21/09/2017