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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.
This is where I worked for a few years before being promoted to DBM at Chesham.
Branch Manager was Tom Humphrey and his Deputy was Pete Ferron.
I was Grocery Manager and Paul Cowin was Provisions Manger.
Spent a period of time working here as wine manager, in those days all the wines were behind a counter. Some of the names that I worked with here were Steve S, Micky P, Ron B. Branch Manager was Charlie Davey and his Deputy was Bob Tidball.
Later in my career I work at Romsey with John C who was Charlie’s brother in law.
I spent a number of weeks helping out at this branch on the fruit and vegetable section. Iris W used to take the money behind the glass, I met up with Iris again when I went to Chesham. Some deliveries were still delivered by bike.
Another branch closed after working there!
I was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager from Chiswick where I had been the Grocery Section Manager.
I joined Ged Siney, Branch Manager and Steve Shore, Deputy Branch Manager.
Another one of the branches that have closed since I worked there!
I shopped there when it first opened, while still in my teens, had a flat in Lansdown Place, so it was my local. Been a Waitrose shopper ever since.
can’t see any photograph