Tesco first Hastings store, opens at 11 Wellington Place 27th June 1957 .

all supplied by Leigh Kennedy

Leigh Kennedy… First ever Tesco Store opens in Hastings, at 11 Wellington Place. The store would remain there for just over a decade until moving round the corner to a purpose built store on the site of the much missed Regency era Castle Hotel. Photo Circa 1963. Tesco far right

Alan Esdaile… remember going in there with my dad and couldn’t understand how people were allowed to serve themselves, having only known the corner shop previously. My job was to get a strong empty cardboard box from the front of the shop but soon learnt not good to go for the middle one!

Monica Bane… Yes I remember that little store!

David Kent… All fats in open refrigerators.

Simon Fraser… Don’t forget the green shield stamps.

Jacquie Hinves… It was called Victor Values. Mum would shop there every Tuesday morning.

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