Ah I assumed that was an ex co-op or something. Yeah Darlington and Ashington has rebuilds and they were the same, Darlington was bizarre as it was fully pay at pump at first but then had a booth retrofitted in so guessing there must have complaints about it.Jonny wrote: ↑Sat 19 Feb, 2022 13.01 Spennymoor has always had a little shop, but yes that would seem to be an outlier.
They added a forecourt to the Byker store in the last few years. Surprisingly, it has an old school staffed drive thru booth and only two of the pumps are [email protected]
No idea why.
Yeah ASDA Blyth has had them since it's opening I believe and that's an 80's store. It's recently been rebuilt though and had them removed altogether though.woah wrote: ↑Sat 19 Feb, 2022 13.13 https://www.alamy.com/1996-the-asda-sup ... 72574.html
It seems that Asda has been using the booths since at least the 80s, based on that image.
That whole set of images is brilliant for some 90s supermarket nostalgia - the store was closed and replaced with a new build supercentre a couple of years after in 98/99.
https://www.alamy.com/1995-then-brand-n ... 88732.html - There's some of Morrison's at Morton Park in Darlington on it's opening looking very smart aswell even featuring the famous banana stand in the background. Shame the entrance is an absolute mess nowadays with bulk buy pallets allover the place and the fruit and veg area is bland like all shops nowadays pretty much.
Also a bit of random trivia that store has a massive 1990's Morrison's logo on the roof for planes flying into Teesside Airport.