photo: Sainsbury Archive
Tony Court-holmes… early 50s? Nationwide is there now i wonder if the tiles are covered up behind the new walls
Jacky Mattelaer… I remember it like this in the 60’s, my Gran used to take me in there. I was fascinated by the way they rolled the butter on the marble counters. Great memories
Pauline Sims… Me too Jacky. I can just about remember the smell too when you walked in, mostly bacon – mouthwatering
Judy Atkinson… Not Wellington Place, that was later. This was the original shop in Castle Street where Nationwide is now. Remember going in there with my mum (early 60s) & buying bacon & butter. Beautiful mosaics & marble counters
Patrick Lewis… Remember it well from late 50’s into the60’s. Gala pie and patted butter.
Jackie Hersee… I remember it
Virginia Davis… I remember it from mid to late 60s like this
Gary Benton… I loved going to Sainsburys as a kid, the wonderful smell of cheese and smoked bacon as you walked in, the professional smart looking staff in their uniforms. Why did we ever loose amazing shops like this? I suppose its what they call progress, its very sad.
Claire Hamill… Oh wow! How could anyone get rid of something so glorious? Just think what the centre of Hastings would look like if we could have held on to those beautiful oldshops? And facades? Criminal decisions!
Bernard Goffredo… Definitely agree on that
Dave Boutwood… Yes, I (Wendy) worked there (Hastings branch) with my friend Kate. Must have been 1965-66. We worked Fri evening, after school for late night shopping and all day Sat. That photo brings back memories, we loved it there and had fun. Also, with our white overall, we had to wear a white headscarf (tied like Hilda Ogden’s), which was a bit embarrassing for us teenage girls!!! 😂😂😂 Great photo. Wendy xxx
Lesley Bowles… Dave, Wen, I remember all the lovely tiles and the great smell in there! Xx
Yvonne Cleland… Oh yes, exactly like my memories. My mum used to take me here when I was a toddler. How lovely to see it again!
Roy Marven formely Syrett… remember going with my nan to order her xmas turkey
Martin Richter… and not a self-serve checkout in sight
Peter Bridger… Oh yes, loved the tiles, and smell of raw meat, strangely!