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Which do we think was the first proper supermarket (ie reasonably large,self-service) in Leeds? I remember going in early sixties to the Fine Fare supermarket on Kirkstall Road, where the Hire Centre is now. There was also Hilton's on Horsforth Town Street. I'm sure others can go back further than me though.
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liits wrote: Wasn’t this discussed before? – and I think the answer was Queen’s followed by Grandways then Finefare. Possibly this thread. http://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messag ... eadID=3651
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tyke bhoy wrote: liits wrote: Wasn’t this discussed before? – and I think the answer was Queen’s followed by Grandways then Finefare. Possibly this thread. http://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messag ... eadID=3651 I thought it had been discussed before. The first in Morley was Coopers (later Fine-Fare) in what had been "The Picture House" on Queen Street. The Fine-Fare in Pudsey and in Ossett were also both on the premises of former cinemas. Presumably a sign of the times, the cinemas were dying and the supermarkets were starting to thrive. Two of Morley's subsequent supermarkets were on former Methodist premises - also a sign of the times?
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Brunel wrote: Even older, the original CO-OP on Sheperds Lane Jnc. of Markham Ave. converted to self service in the mid 1950's.http://goo.gl/maps/AGzEg I kinda like the way the Oakwood Co-op of my childhood has ended up as....a Co-op.The first I recall was Grandways at Chapel All.Image below, construction due to begin 26th April 1966.Quite a bit about first supermarkets on herehttp://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=3651