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Was there a Tesco at Lewes one time?

On 6 Jun 2016 at 11:11am Mr Bean wrote:
Can someone help resolve a friendly argument about Lewes past?
I reckon "Bills" used to be a Tesco at one point (think it was a discount store afterwards) but my mate says I'm wrong.
There's a pint at stake here....!
On 6 Jun 2016 at 11:50am drone wrote:
You are right. I believe that there is a photo showing it on the wall in the Gardeners. It was Victor Values before that
On 6 Jun 2016 at 12:05pm Spare part wrote:
And a shop called super sell. Car stuff and diy
On 6 Jun 2016 at 12:09pm Mavis wrote:
Wasn't where that odd Grocers/Cafe called Bills is now ?
On 6 Jun 2016 at 12:10pm fred2016 wrote:
bills was a tesco, but never at the station. I hear Sainsbury's looking to come to lewes with small store
On 6 Jun 2016 at 1:15pm I dont live in lewes wrote:
Yes Bills used to be a Tescos. At that time (1967 ish) at the back of Tescos used to be a radio and TV repair workshop call Belchers who did repair work for Currys (now Curry/Dixon) among others.
On 6 Jun 2016 at 3:31pm Mr Bean wrote:
Thank you !
one pint on its way to me.....
On 6 Jun 2016 at 6:01pm Fairmeadow wrote:
It could be argued that there was never a Tesco in Lewes because Bill's is in Cliffe. Lewes starts at the river.
There are some super photos of Tesco at Bills on the Lewes Past facebook page.
On 6 Jun 2016 at 8:51pm Shopper wrote:
Cliffe was incorporated into Lewes in 1881. Some days I feel pretty old Fairmeadow but I'm pretty sure that my memories of Tesco don't go back that far.
On 6 Jun 2016 at 9:41pm Meic wrote:
Yes. It closed the day Safeway (now Waitrose) opened.
On 7 Jun 2016 at 12:22am Me wrote:
Yes there was a Tesco where Bills is now and it was considered to be a Super Store compared to the Express type store of International at the top of the town . . . OMG, Green Shield Stamps and all that . . . Memories!
On 7 Jun 2016 at 12:01pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Or even in 1832, Shopper.
They can write new rules on paper if they like, but we won't be druv.
The archbishops who established Cliffe as a rival market to Lewes will probably be quite pleased with the outcome. Cliffe has Tesco & Aldi, while the De Warenne's Lewes has to make do with Waitrose. No Lewes pretensions in down-to-earth Cliffe - which is why the astonishingly priced new housing in Cliffe opposite the Linklater Pavilion won't sell.
On 7 Jun 2016 at 9:19pm Me wrote:
Lol. . . And 1.5 Million for a riverside flat!

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