Alan Esdaile… I’m pretty sure they used to do this in Wards?
Matt Thomas… I used to put them up the chute at Tesco on my till lift rounds
Arthur Sutherland… enners in Edinburgh, you should have seen the cashiers end, like som huge pipe organ without the keyboards.
Leigh Wieland-Boys… They had these when I worked at Plummer Roddis, Hastings in 1971!
Jim Breeds… I don’t remember it in Wards, but maybe. I know I was fascinated by one shop that had the vacuum tube system. I think it was Mastins? If you want to see the modern equivalent visit Specsavers in Queens Road
Ian Quinnell… Mastins and also Plummers before it became Debenhams
Fiona Evans… Plummers used a similar system,I believe.
Josie Lawson… Yes I worked there
Keith Cowper… Me Mastins Hastings
Sandie Carlyon… Yes they did
Josie Lawson… Definitely. I worked in Plummer Roddis Ltd now Debenhams. I also worked in the office and did what was called sanctions. I dealt with them on occasion
Roy Penfold… Sill in use in some supermarkets. Looks like drain plumbing running up from the till areas.
Dave Nattress… Yes, when I was very young my ma used to go into a large – well seemed large to me at the time, drapers shop (I think it was), in Sackville Road, Bexhill and they used this type of device. In fact, I think it was probably a vacuum type device. Seem to recall now whooshing sound as containers went up and across under the ceiling. I don’t think I’ve made any of this up!!
Nigel Ford… Bobby’s in Eastbourne had that system.
Sid Saunders… Mastins in Hastings where Iceland is now had it.
Nastassja Kaschevsky… Sainsburys in the 1980s when it was where ESK is now, also used them