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    Ever Ready batteries (and other defunct brands)

    Bata's, Barratts, & Stylo.




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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb View Post
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    Tarmac.

    All major Civil Engineering concerns lost/swallowed up in the last 25 years.
    Tarmac lives on as part of Briggs Amasco

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    Whenever I came over to England as a child, this was the first thing that I wanted to buy (you couldn't get it in Ireland):


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    Quote Originally Posted by wildheart View Post
    Tarmac lives on as part of Briggs Amasco
    Agreed, but only as Quarry products, not a contractor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellietwed View Post
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    Ever Ready is alive and well and operates under its new (decades ago) name of Energizer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
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    Do you remember the Corona man? He used to drive a lorry around delivering pop and collecting empties.
    Same for Davenports - beer at home.


    Radio Rentals and Rediffusion are also long gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classics View Post
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    I remember getting money back on the empty pop bottles


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb View Post
    Do you remember the Corona man? He used to drive a lorry around delivering pop and collecting empties.
    Same for Davenports - beer at home.


    Radio Rentals and Rediffusion are also long gone.
    i can remember corona pop being delivered, in the 60's

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildheart View Post
    Bata's, Barratts, & Stylo.




    which were the stylo matchmakers that fastened on the side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD200 View Post
    i can remember corona pop being delivered, in the 60's
    Me too, the luminous green limeade was my favourite ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by classics View Post
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    Safeway still exists in the US where it originated.
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    C&A shops still exist in France and online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    C&A shops still exist in France and online.
    I miss them, always helped me to decide where is front and where is back on my undeckrakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildheart View Post
    Bata's, Barratts, &


    You scored a hat-trick with those! Not thought about BATA in 50yrs!

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    Bata still exits in other markets - Africa, India etc.

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    Wimpy isn’t strictly a contender as there are still a few dozen outlets across Britain limping along but it can only be a matter of time until the brand succumbs to the might of that American giant. Meanwhile when I bought my SE London house a few years ago I was pleased to find a Wimpy not too far away in Woolwich town centre.

    One defunct brand much missed in its small former market was Manx Airlines - one of the last proper old school national airlines. Finishing Friday meetings early in London and racing to LHR for the mid afternoon flight (free ticket change from the evening flight with the bonus of cream tea) and home by 1700.

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    It was the year we first started watching EastEnders, Back to the Future was on at the cinema, and millions of people around the world watched Live Aid.

    1985 was also the year Coventry mum Sue Downes bought a freezer from Bejam.

    Thirty-three years later and the trusty appliance is still going strong.



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    Bejam was once Britain’s best-known frozen food retailer but also sold electrical appliances with the Bejam brand name, including freezers, refrigerators, microwave ovens and dishwashers.

    The company was founded in 1968 by John Apthorp and grew out of a family-owned potato merchant firm.

    The chain ceased to be in 1989 when it was bought-up by its rival Iceland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    C&A shops still exist in France and online.
    Chapeaux et Manteaux

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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    Wimpy isn’t strictly a contender as there are still a few dozen outlets across Britain limping along but it can only be a matter of time until the brand succumbs to the might of that American giant. .
    A new Wimpy opened last month in London.... but i can't remember what area it was in..

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    You can still buy a modern incarnation of Bigtrak https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zeon-Limite...c=1&th=1&psc=1

    There's a Wimpy by Mordor Morden Tube and another at the Southsea pleasure beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb View Post
    Agreed, but only as Quarry products, not a contractor
    No Amasco are still contractors https://briggsamasco.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb View Post
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    Cleveland Bridge Engineering
    Shephard Hill
    AMEC
    Edmund Nuttall
    Tarmac.

    All major Civil Engineering concerns lost/swallowed up in the last 25 years.
    Henry Boot PLC still trading and alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildheart View Post
    No Amasco are still contractors https://briggsamasco.co.uk/
    They may be roofing contractors, but that hardly counts as Civil Engineers

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMike View Post
    Henry Boot PLC still trading and alive.
    That's good, I hadn't seen anything about them for ages .

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMike View Post
    Henry Boot PLC still trading and alive.
    Tarmac still alive too I believe

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