Betameats and Oxfam shops Queens Road Hastings

photo © A Walker

Matt Thomas… Was this opposite 190 or up a bit further?

Alan Esdaile… I’m thinking probably more opposite 187??

Matt Thomas… I do remember how busy that butchers got on a Saturday morning

Alan Esdaile… Matt, but where was John Tang’s t shirt shop?

Sam Wright… My late mums lighting shop (Ritelights) just visible in this photo! The t-shirt shop was next door, thanks for sharing

Roy Miller… Dave Nelsons butchers shop. He would have meat auctions on Saturday late afternoon!

Paul Tublord… Worked there in 1984.

Charlie Ball… Most of their meat was tough as ol boots

Andrew Hook… Loved their Beef sausages!

Who remembers Green Shield Stamps?

Hastings Tesco advert 1964

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Yep! Bought a porcelain horse!

Flanko Fin Barr… yep i still got a panda my mum got me back in the 60s.

Lucy Pappas… I remember filling up books and books of greenshield stamps. No idea what we swapped them for!

Alan Esdaile… Remember going for an interview for a warehouse job in the Green Shield Stamp shop in Castle Street. Queued with others for about a hour and when it was my turn, they said I was too young for the job but gave me a cigarette for waiting!

Mark Gilham… I remember getting into huge trouble trying to cash these in at Wadhurst Post Office when I was about 8

Jim Breeds… As far as i recall the first supermarket in Hastings was Victor Value, and when it closed G S opened their shop there. Now Argos.

Pete Fairless… We used to go to Fine Fare in Queens Road

Mick O’Dowd… Yes!

Angela Frances Gardner… Got them from Tesco’s and petrol stations! My mum exchanged loads of stamps for all sorts of stuff !

Mark Randall… Have I posted my ‘The Book of Saliva’ comment before?

Diane Knight…  Used to love filling these books …no idea what for ..but my mum always had a bag of books !!😂

Barry Upton… Bring it back. Bloody sight better than life today

Dave Nattress… I think….there was once a rival S and H Pink Stamps – genuine I think. Also did not the small Green Shield Stamps eventually change size – becoming bigger and having a different design.

Sarah Harvey… I remember playing a ‘Green Shield Stamp’ Fruit machine down at the Hastings Leisure Centre (Beneath Aquarius). Rather than pay out money when you won, it paid out Green Shield Stamps……. there was an S&H Pink Stamp Fruit Machine too. The exchange for Green Sheild Gifts in Hastings was the shop that is now Argos.

Jan Warren… used to love them, saved them all the time for things, much better than the “reward” cards we get now

Eugene Hughes… What about pink stamps too! Weren’t they from Fine Fare?

Hastings & St Leonards tourism bizarre advert at the time…