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McGoldrick was Philip Joseph McGoldrick, 1921-1981.
Many happy memories of the High Bay warehouse , I was there from 1974 . The system was regarded as the best available and I particularly remember the groups of visitors that regularly came round what we called the catwalk , a walk around above the selection floor , especially the Asian visitors who enjoyed taking many photos. Moved on to Detail Store and then 32 years in Operations/ Goods Receiving office .
I can remember it so well. I was a young mother on a limited housekeeping budget.
My friend and I would push our pushchairs down to this Branch on a Friday as we had our housekeeping that day. We would carefully select items for the weekend as Dinner parties were the entertainment for weekends in those days!
We could only afford a few elite items but we just loved the staff, quality and gentility then (and still do)!
We were delighted if someone asked where we had obtained a certain product and we could say “Waitrose”!
How life has changed. But Waitrose has not! Quality, selection and lovely staff! They still have edge long may it continue.
My one wish?
Please open up in Northern Ireland as I live here now. I have to bring the car twice a year to shop! Not only for myself but friends and neighbours.