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Thank you for the correction. We have now amended this page.
Hitchin not Hitchen.
I seemed to remember a Waitrose shop in Fulham Road in the 1950s-60s. No one else seemed to recall it so I thought I had dreamed it. It was rather small and maybe on a corner?
I was employed by Waitrose as a part time weekend junior and I was probably the only punk rocker ever recruited! But they beared with me and I gave back with hard work and courtesy. I remember having to wear a Delicatessen hat whilst on tills because my crimped hair was causing the deputy manager distress. But I think I had maximum sales that day! I enjoyed my time with Waitrose, happy memories of those days. Lovely people.
I had my interview at the old branch and then I was one of the first people into the new branch in 1994 as a wet behind the ears 16 year old. I had so much fun working in the Coffee for 2.5 years and then went to work on the Deli Counter for the next 7.5 years. I was lucky enough to work with some amazing people (some, unfortunately are no longer with us). All my school friends worked there and it was awesome. Much love to 216
I loved this supermarket, the staff were very nice to me, I was 16 and then came in to do some shopping for Mum. I made friends with cashier, who commented on my shiny hair, I used jif lemon juice then! I was fascinated by the tins of chocolate covered ants on the shelves, wondering who on earth ever ate them! Happy days.
Hi Paul, might you remember Pam H and David G? We both worked there in the Meat Room mainly, at the same time as you, we started seeing each other and got married. We still are and came across this page today – good memories!
I started work as a Weekend assistant in the old 140 in readiness for the move to 168. I spent several weeks manning the collection point on the back door in the roasting heat of summer behind the big black concertina doors. Then trained on the checkouts and to cover the phones in the office when we moved over to the shiny new shop. Mr Mac was an amazing BM sadly missed. He arranged for me to have an interview for the A level training scheme and 25 years later I left as BM at Morningside in Edinburgh.
My Dad lived around the corner from there in Cumberland Street. He was born in 1929. He
knew the people who run the betting office. Bucks.
2 generations, after Waitrose.
I would loved to have asked him if he remembered it. Sadly he died before the sign was found. I would like to think he did as his parents were In the catering business.
My parents were Tom and Win Cashman. My name is Jean and for anyone that was at the Leckford Camp at the time my parents were, I was the little baby. I have been showing these articles to my older brother and sister, Michael and Susan. My brother said his strongest memory is becoming an expert at scrumping apples. Both Michael and Susan remarked how different it was to living in the centre of London. I now have a younger sister who was born in Basingstoke and the two of us are interested to hear stories of the camp.
Bruce Beveridge Todd was one of my ancestors, so very interesting to see this page!
So my dad was Mr Aday and it’s taken his death to think despite ‘taking the mickey’ at college because every young person I know work at waitrose ,he was just my dad
Thank you Anonymous, the name on the image caption has now been verified and corrected.
The 1960s don’t feel that long ago, but interesting to see how things have changed. Congratulations on a fascinating display. It took me back.
I believe the name on the photo caption should read ‘Sarah Parker’
Hello Jean, thank you for mentioning my name from 120.
Lots of memories from there, all mainly good.
Mar 2021 – I am planning to write an article on the original Waitrose (130) store for The Chesham Society’s quarterly newsletter, Focus. If you have any memories, reminiscences or photos that I can use it would be very helpful. Thank you in advance for your help.
Mar 2021 – I am planning to write an article about the original Waitrose store for The Chesham Society’s newsletter, Focus and would like to use any memories, reminiscences or photos you may have. I hope to hear from you in due course.
Mar 2021 – I am planning to write an article about the original Waitrose store for The Chesham Society’s newsletter, Focus, and wondered whether you had any memories and/or photos that you would consent to us using. I hope to hear from you. Many thanks in advance.
This is where I spent my last five years of working before taking early retirement. Working with A O’Keeffe was a joy and a pleasure and there couldn’t have been a better place or manager to finish my career with.
It is not surprising that seven branches I had worked at over the years have now closed and a further four that I had re-leaved at have also closed.
In no particular order, Slough, Chiswick,Hounslow, Chesham, Hayes, Romsey and Westbourne.
Others re-leaved at were Andover, Berkhamstead, Lymington and Gerrards Cross.
Not a good start to the review by writing “it’s” and “door’s” – there are no apostrophes in either!
Section Manager Martin Booth behind the fish counter.
Unfortunately this page has been created by someone outside of the John Lewis Heritage Services team and they don’t appear to have attached a photograph?
We will look through our records and see if we can find the image mentioned but I suspect it may belong to Vermillion 303
Unfortunately Chris passed away recently. A true friend who set up a charity a few years ago, A Smile For A Child. Running marathons was his thing.