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Sunray10
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Posted -  18/05/2011  :  20:56
Does anyone remember the Maid Marian shops in the 1960s/70s. What did they sell ? Were there many of these corner shops ? Why were they called "Maid Marian" ? Anyone out there have any fond memories of them.
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Sunray10
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Posted - 19/05/2011 : 10:06
Was there such a shop on Skipton road at Coates, I seem to remember a little sign on the side of the shop saying "Maid Marian". I had to call in there when I was working on the canal beside the Rolls Royce factory.
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Gloria
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Posted - 19/05/2011 : 10:29
Never heard of them, sorry.


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Posted - 19/05/2011 : 12:11
Was Maid Marian a brand of sweets?


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Posted - 19/05/2011 : 12:22
Was it not something to do with the " Maypole" brand of shops ??



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Sunray10
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Posted - 19/05/2011 : 13:16
Frank, you could well be right. As far as I remember they were a kind of grocery shop, the sign outside had a picture of maid Marian on it. Don't think they exist now.

Big Kev, I seem to remember sweets with a similar name. Thanks both of you for the comments. I wonder if Stanley remembers that shop on Skipton Road, Coates.
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elise
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Posted - 19/05/2011 : 16:36
On the corner of Wellhouse Road and West Avenue, now converted into a house. Owned by Mr & Mrs Jolly.


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Sunray10
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Posted - 19/05/2011 : 18:16
Thank you elise for that information. I wonder whether there were any other shops with that name.
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Sunray10
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Posted - 21/05/2011 : 16:54
There are some stores going under the name 'Maid Marian' in the Doncaster area. Don't know whether there's any connection with the one in Barlick in days gone by ?
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Whyperion
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Posted - 09/11/2011 : 18:02
Think I have an empty box of Maid Marian Matches. I belive they were a buying group similar to Wavy Line and similar shops. I think with mergers at the wholesale level they are effectively ancestors of the 'Happy Shopper' of todays independent retail trade.  They were around the South East , my home area , but not in any great quantities


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Sunray10
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Posted - 09/11/2011 : 18:13
Thank you Whyperion, very interesting information. I remember 'Happy Shopper'.


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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 05:56
I remember Maid Marian as a brand of tinned foods. I have an idea we sold some when I was open all hours in Sough. That reminds me, there were references in the TV programme.


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Whyperion
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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 02:45
I was Slightly Wrong ,  'Happy Shopper' is a Booker group (Wholesalers) brand. The shop on Coates Avenue does a nice line in Fresh Samosas/ Pressed Kebabs ( cold unfortunately so you have to take them home and microwave for 20 seconds ) , and is also stocking the current limited edition triple choc Mars bars.

 

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