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I was on the cover of this issue! I was working at 189 West Byfleet and was pictured at the checkout with CSA Wendy.
Hey Richard those were good days. You went on to work at Bracknell I think? I started as a weekend assistant i 1974. Trevor Tutt was manager then.
I remember Dave & Mick.
I joined as an O’Level trainee.
The manager was Mr Garfinkle. My first month was on the “Grocery Marking ” bench. I was with two ladies who knew all the gossip in the branch. They priced everything up with hand price lables. ” we can do it quicker than those new fangled pricing guns”.
The warehouse men where scary especially a guy called Phil.
The meat was all cut and packaged in the branch. You never ventured into the “white coat area”
The bones from the meat room were collected once a week. The smell from the collection van in summer was so strong you needed a gas mask.
Some of the pranks played on the “new boy” would now border on criminality.
The maintenance men must have got fed up being asked for “a long weight or tartan paint”