Echoes of the past: The introduction of self service shopping
0 Have your say I suppose we could call this an early form of self service, something we take for granted these days. But with the development of criminal activity these machines soon disappeared from our streets, having become easy targets for villains.
I remember the chewing gum machines outside Aubrey Baron’s wooden hut newsagents and tobacconist shop on Victoria Road and even the chocolate vending machine outside the old post office at Bailiff Bridge. No doubt many readers will remember seeing similar machines outside their local shops as well.
Self service in the Co-op stores in... read more
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