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 Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 12:52

Can anybody settle a family dispute? Was St Leonard's ASDA once a Safeway supermarket and what other names has it traded as in the past?



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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: Kaiser  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 13:36

Sure it used to be Fine Fare
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 13:56

Never Safeway. It was Coopers Finefare.

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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 14:14

Fine fare then it became Gateway... Then Asda










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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 14:17

Wis nivver "Finefare". It was "Coopers Finefare".
I forgot about Gateway.

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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 14:42

Well technically Coopers was taken over by fine fare in1955 but they were still trading as coopers in the early 1970s.










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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 15:08

but it did become a Fine Fare as this pic proves











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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 15:32

Gateway,
Then isocellees? Group before asda.
I worked for gateway before it passed to the isocillies!! Group before asda took over

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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 15:35

Ooft a blast from the past. I love these old clips. I worked there in the late 70s. Good job while still at school. Decent pocket money.

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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 15:44

In short never a Safeway
Somerfield - Wikipedia
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 17:00

It used to have a wee cafe, didn't it? When did the "Big Asda" where the Elizabethan and the houses were close?
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 17:12

I mind going to the supermarket where the houses next to the lizzy are when I was really wee. Wasn’t that a fine fare?
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 17:29

That was an asda

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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 18:12

Erskine & Beveridge were there first. 😏
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: daviepars1885  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 19:01

the nisa in rosyth next to the Shalimar the old bingo hall was a fine fare too was it not?
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: Kaiser  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 20:52

Quote:

daviepars1885, Sun 30 Sep 19:01

the nisa in rosyth next to the Shalimar the old bingo hall was a fine fare too was it not?


I can mind it being a William Lows
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 20:59

Was wullie lows no next to the golden age?










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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: daviepars1885  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 21:14

It was fine fare before Willie lowes then Willie lowes moved up to where Tesco is now
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: Boomer  
Date:   Sun 30 Sep 21:42

Kelts Par Asda next to Lizzie not sure when it closed but houses built 1993 so I guess 1992
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Mon 1 Oct 00:42

Asda on halbeath rd closed early 80`s

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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 1 Oct 01:42

Canny have. I had a wee accident there when my trolley wheel went into a pothole and couped over. The trolley also contained my youngest who was sitting up and she was born in '88

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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Mon 1 Oct 05:14

Aye, I was born in 83 and I remember it. Must have been late 80s or early 90s.
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: Par  
Date:   Mon 1 Oct 18:12

Was the ice rink which became the Scottish electricity place not where the houses opposite the Lizzie are at one time.
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 1 Oct 18:20

Directly across is Daviot Road.
To the left is Bendachin. That is where the ice rink was.

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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: DBS  
Date:   Mon 1 Oct 20:30

Asda at Halbeath Rd opened about the same time as Coopers Fine Fare in St Leonards St. ( late 1975 ). Before it was ASDA in Halbeath Rd it was Websters motor factors for a couple of years and before that it was Farmec (farm machinery ) who moved down to Cairneyhill where David L Douglas is now. Across Halbeath road was the Monotype factory and the Ice Rink ( home of the Dunfermline Vikings ) and then the SSEB moved in I think with their transmission dept. Incidentally I worked on the construction of Fine Fare (wee Asda), I had a short walk to work, i
I was living in Whirlbut St at the time. The celebrity that opened it was actress Hannah Gordon.



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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: Hummingbird Harry  
Date:   Tue 2 Oct 07:22


“Throughout the 1980s, Hannah was the face of the British division of Safeway. She appeared in all the TV commercials, voiced the radio adverts and was present at many store openings”

Sure it wasn’t a Safeway?
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: DBS  
Date:   Tue 2 Oct 11:14

It definitely initially opened as Coopers Fine Fare replacing Coopers shop in Queen Anne St.
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: KirklistonPar  
Date:   Tue 2 Oct 22:35

I remember working at St Leonard’s on a Friday & Saturday night about 24 years ago. Stacking the shelves & grabbing as much so called free food as you could😂. Oh.....I accidentally burst that bag of crisps or sweets. Might as well eat them!
How time fly’s
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: Hummingbird Harry  
Date:   Wed 10 Oct 08:27

Someone’s put a post up about it on the old west fife page on Facebook
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 Re: Wee ASDA
Topic Originator: Underpars  
Date:   Wed 10 Oct 22:34

Led Zeppelin link!?........

It was a Fine Fare in the 70's (a good bit after they bought out Coopers) and the stores were subsequently bought by Gateway backed by finance from Isoceles at a time when interest rates were going through the roof at up to 15% in the 80's, Gateway could not buy stock due to the cashflow problems and so they sold all of the larger Fine Fare stores to Asda as a result and the smaller ones remained as Gateway until it changed to Sommerfield later on.

There are a few people in this thread who also know a lot about it around the late 70's, did anyone work for the store boss JR(!**!!), Danny Miller or even (someone) Brown?.

As a group of Fine Fare workers we organised a great trip to Knebworth in 1979 to see Led Zeppelin at their last ever big gig along with other great bands, are there any posters who went down there too or remember this era?

This was the set list we were treated to!!!

Led Zeppelin Setlist at Knebworth House, Knebworth, England
The Song Remains the Same.
Celebration Day.
Black Dog. (Out On the Tiles intro)
Nobody's Fault but Mine. (Blind Willie Johnson cover)
Over the Hills and Far Away.
Misty Mountain Hop.
Since I've Been Loving You.
No Quarter.

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