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Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by Hughie » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:49 am

Those of you who remember Liptons in Saltcoats may find this BBC article interesting. I'm trying to remember where the shop was? Was it alongside Flemings fruit shop in Dockhead Street?

Here's the link to the BBC article.

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Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by wellparkno9 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:52 am

Hughie,Liptons was in Dockhead st. next to the Albion bar,right across from Green st

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Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:36 am

Hughie,

It may have slipped your mind but Lipton had a shop in Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, too.
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Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by Hughie » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:27 pm

Thanks, Sam and Penny. I know those shops existed in both Saltcoats and Ardrossan, but remembering the locations is a problem - I've been gone almost 55 years. I do know when we were first married there was a shop alongside Flemings fruit shop in Dockhead Street, Saltcoats - probably the first supermarket in the three towns, I'm thinking perhaps it was Wilkies? Anyway, it was a magnet for young modern go-getters like oor Betty and I back then. :)

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Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by sweet caroline » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:52 pm

Was Liptons next to Woolies and became a Chemist,or I away from Woolies

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Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by exile » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:01 pm

Wilkies was halfway along Hamilton St.
It was about 30 years ahead of its time with the range of world food and drink.

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Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:05 pm

sweet caroline wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:52 pm
Was Liptons next to Woolies and became a Chemist,or I away from Woolies

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My recollection is that if you walked down Green Street towards Dockhead Street it was just to the left on the far side of the road, nearer Stark's the stationers than Woolworths.
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Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by down south » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:10 pm

I think the place you're thinking of, Hughie, is Templeton's; it was just a few doors along from Fleming's, and it was indeed the first proper supermarket in the Three Towns. Wilkie's ( the original one ) was about halfway along Dockhead Street and was a traditional grocer's.

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Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:15 pm

Was there not a Massey's Supermarket in Dockhead as well in the early 60s?
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Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by down south » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:24 pm

There was indeed a Massey's in Dockhead Street ( next to Wilkie's ); also a Cooper's ( opposite Wilkie's ). Both these, and Lipton's, went over to self-service around the early 1960s, but Templeton's was the first supermarket to be purpose-built and was altogether a superior article.

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Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by creamolafoam » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:19 pm

wellparkno9 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:52 am
Hughie,Liptons was in Dockhead st. next to the Albion bar,right across from Green st
Spot on, & if my mind is not playing tricks on me, I’m pretty sure William Low moved in after Liptons

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Re: Liptons in Saltcoats

Post by brian f » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:38 pm

creamolafoam wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:19 pm
wellparkno9 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:52 am
Hughie,Liptons was in Dockhead st. next to the Albion bar,right across from Green st
Spot on, & if my mind is not playing tricks on me, I’m pretty sure William Low moved in after Liptons
I think i remember -William Low, When you went through the door you where on top of the 3/4 check -outs A medium size rectangle shaped shop.

Very interesting read that about Liptons Hughie. When i go abroad and ask for tea i get a cup of hot water and a Yellow Liptons tea-bag.
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