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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!


A view through the empty shop window of a branch of J Sainsbury on High Road, Wood Green, London. A sign in the window welcomes customers, both old and new, despite the shortages. Through the door can be seen two customers doing their shopping.


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Albums: Postwar Wood Green

Comment by Renato B on February 7, 2013 at 23:12

I remember my mother and I going into this J Sainsbury shop buying butter in the late 50's.

Comment by Roy aka Smiffy on September 29, 2014 at 16:42

I remember this shop well. My mum liked Sainsbury's because the service was better than some of the other shops - bless her, she was a bit of a snob!

Perhaps later, this shop had bentwood chairs for the elders to sit on or rest the shopping bags while being served. Mum used to say that I was not to sit on them, they were not for children!

Comment by Robert Pike on September 29, 2014 at 17:37

For those in search of nostalgia I visiting the W Plumb butchers shop on Hornsey Road during Open House which features a wonderful conserved and restored interior. 

Comment by Tim Fennell on April 6, 2021 at 21:33

I remember going here with my mum in the 60s. A long room with counters on each side, I remember it having mosaic pictures on the walls behind of what that particular part of the counter was selling. The ladies behind the counters wore white hair nets.

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