1891, Hampstead Hygienic Dairies, Heath Street. Advertisement in Kelly's Camden Town and Hampstead directory. (Courtesy Camden Society)
1891, Hampstead Hygienic Dairies, Heath Street. Advertisement in Kelly's Camden Town and Hampstead directory. (Courtesy Camden Society)
1900's? Express Dairy Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1900's? Express Dairy Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1900's? Golders Green Shop, The Promenade (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1900's? Golders Green Shop, The Promenade (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1900's Shops like this were supplied with milk brought into London by rail. (Courtesy 'On the Milk Train' video, Dr David Turner)
1900's Shops like this were supplied with milk brought into London by rail. (Courtesy 'On the Milk Train' video, Dr David Turner)
1900's? Blackheath Dairy. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1900's? Blackheath Dairy. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1900's? Blackheath Dairy. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1900's? Blackheath Dairy. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1900's? Blackheath Dairy. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1900's? Blackheath Dairy. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1900's? Blackheath Dairy. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1900's? Blackheath Dairy. (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1900's J Clarke shop in East Twickenham. Paul Lelliott comments "The Express shop was just at the bottom of Richmond bridge; there also was one in St Margarets Road. Always doing run-outs to them." (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
1900's J Clarke shop in East Twickenham. Paul Lelliott comments "The Express shop was just at the bottom of Richmond bridge; there also was one in St Margarets Road. Always doing run-outs to them." (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
1903 Clarke's expanded to open a shop at 7 Station Parade, Kew Gardens. Hornby opened a rival shop at number 16! (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
1903 Clarke's expanded to open a shop at 7 Station Parade, Kew Gardens. Hornby opened a rival shop at number 16! (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
Shop and delivery truck at Hammersmith Road, W London. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
Shop and delivery truck at Hammersmith Road, W London. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1905 Express Dairy Shop, Finchley Road, Hampstead (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1905 Express Dairy Shop, Finchley Road, Hampstead (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1910's? Maida Vale shop. "The Express Dairy Company's new branch at 1 Lauderdale Parade, Elgin Avenue. (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1910's? Maida Vale shop. "The Express Dairy Company's new branch at 1 Lauderdale Parade, Elgin Avenue. (Courtesy Paul Smith)
2023 Lauderdale Parade, Maida Vale (Courtesy Google Street View)
2023 Lauderdale Parade, Maida Vale (Courtesy Google Street View)
1911 The Clarke's main shop at 46 Hill Rise, Richmond, now renumbered to 84. (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
1911 The Clarke's main shop at 46 Hill Rise, Richmond, now renumbered to 84. (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
(Courtesy Michael Aldread)
(Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1920's? Express Dairy Shop, Chiselhurst (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1920's? Express Dairy Shop, Chiselhurst (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1910's? Heath Street, Hampstead Express Shop. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1910's? Heath Street, Hampstead Express Shop. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
City Road Shop
City Road Shop
1910's? High Holborn Express Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1910's? High Holborn Express Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1900's? Pentonville Road Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1900's? Pentonville Road Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1908 Express Shop, probably 85 Queen Street, Cheapside, where Koppenhagen & Co, Cigar Importers and Pipemakers, were based in the 1900's. Lady on the right identified as Beatrice May Warren, by her grand-daughter Angela Masters.  (January Express News)
1908 Express Shop, probably 85 Queen Street, Cheapside, where Koppenhagen & Co, Cigar Importers and Pipemakers, were based in the 1900's. Lady on the right identified as Beatrice May Warren, by her grand-daughter Angela Masters. (January Express News)
1920's? Croydon Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1920's? Croydon Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1920's Shops feature shows Leyton Shop in the 1920's from Express News in 1977
1920's Shops feature shows Leyton Shop in the 1920's from Express News in 1977
1928 College Farm shop, Finchley
1928 College Farm shop, Finchley
1930's? Express Dairy Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1930's? Express Dairy Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1930's? Express Dairy paper bag, featuring Dover Street Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1930's? Express Dairy paper bag, featuring Dover Street Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1932 Jean, an assistant at the shop in Fulham Palace Road. (1960 Picture Set from Express News Christmas edition)
1932 Jean, an assistant at the shop in Fulham Palace Road. (1960 Picture Set from Express News Christmas edition)
1934 Parade outside Express Shop at 154 Camberwell Road, London. (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1934 Parade outside Express Shop at 154 Camberwell Road, London. (Courtesy Paul Smith)
Express Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Express Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1940's? Edgware Shop (Courtesy Paddy Basque)
1940's? Edgware Shop (Courtesy Paddy Basque)
1940's? Express Shop, unknown location (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1940's? Express Shop, unknown location (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1949 Express Shop at Sidmouth Road, Willesden. Part of a survey of local shopping centres by the Borough of Willesden, described as "A modern shopping parade in Sidmouth Road". Graham Wichall comments "My mum  Jacqueline Tee worked there in the late 30's/early 40's as a milk girl on the horse and cart, with the churns and ladles" (Courtesy mikey ashworth, Flickr)
1949 Express Shop at Sidmouth Road, Willesden. Part of a survey of local shopping centres by the Borough of Willesden, described as "A modern shopping parade in Sidmouth Road". Graham Wichall comments "My mum Jacqueline Tee worked there in the late 30's/early 40's as a milk girl on the horse and cart, with the churns and ladles" (Courtesy mikey ashworth, Flickr)
1950's Sidcup High Street Shop
1950's Sidcup High Street Shop
(Courtesy Michael Aldread)
(Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1950's? Herne Hill Shop and Depot (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1950's? Herne Hill Shop and Depot (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1955 Express Dairy shop at Albany Park, Sidcup. Robin Fraser Bell comments "My mum Mary Bell is on the left, then Joyce Goddard and Gladys Luxford. Their husbands were all milkmen at Express, Fred Goddard moved to Unigate at Bournemouth. My Dad Duncan Bell went on to be Assistant Manager at Welling Depot, with Derek Luxford as Manager."(Courtesy Robin Fraser Bell)
1955 Express Dairy shop at Albany Park, Sidcup. Robin Fraser Bell comments "My mum Mary Bell is on the left, then Joyce Goddard and Gladys Luxford. Their husbands were all milkmen at Express, Fred Goddard moved to Unigate at Bournemouth. My Dad Duncan Bell went on to be Assistant Manager at Welling Depot, with Derek Luxford as Manager."(Courtesy Robin Fraser Bell)
1955 Express Dairy shop at Albany Park, Sidcup (Courtesy Robin Fraser Bell)
1955 Express Dairy shop at Albany Park, Sidcup (Courtesy Robin Fraser Bell)
1956 Hendon Central Express shop display
1956 Hendon Central Express shop display
1950's Burnt Oak Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1950's Burnt Oak Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1950's? Express Shop window display (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1950's? Express Shop window display (Courtesy Paul Luke)
1950's Express Supermarkets Delivery Truck MGF 764
1950's Express Supermarkets Delivery Truck MGF 764
1950's Express Shop. Roger Frost comments "That’s a 7 ton BMC FE used for deliveries to the retail shops. It would have had a double deck body with a tail lift. Express Dairy were, I believe, one of the first companies to use a double deck vehicle like this at that time. Hard to estimate the actual year, the FEs were produced from the mid to the late 1950s. I will estimate that it’s between the years 1958 and 1962.
1950's Express Shop. Roger Frost comments "That’s a 7 ton BMC FE used for deliveries to the retail shops. It would have had a double deck body with a tail lift. Express Dairy were, I believe, one of the first companies to use a double deck vehicle like this at that time. Hard to estimate the actual year, the FEs were produced from the mid to the late 1950s. I will estimate that it’s between the years 1958 and 1962.
1950's Highgate Shop (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1950's Highgate Shop (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1950's Express Dairy Shop
1950's Express Dairy Shop
1950's Express Shop in Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith Broadway, prior to the construction of the flyover. Gaumont Cinema in the background, trolley bus power lines still in use. (Courtesy Robin Fraser Bell,)
1950's Express Shop in Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith Broadway, prior to the construction of the flyover. Gaumont Cinema in the background, trolley bus power lines still in use. (Courtesy Robin Fraser Bell,)
1950's? Express Shop next to market. (Courtesy Growing up in my Britain was GREAT FB Group, via Paul Smith)
1950's? Express Shop next to market. (Courtesy Growing up in my Britain was GREAT FB Group, via Paul Smith)
1950's Express Shop at Eastcote, Field End Road
1950's Express Shop at Eastcote, Field End Road
1950's Hornby and Clarke's shop at Kew. (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
1950's Hornby and Clarke's shop at Kew. (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
1950's? Frien Barnet Shop (Courtesy Express Dairy Memories FB)
1950's? Frien Barnet Shop (Courtesy Express Dairy Memories FB)
1952 'The Express Dairy' Booklet
1952 'The Express Dairy' Booklet
1952 'The Express Dairy' Booklet
1952 'The Express Dairy' Booklet
1954 (Express Salesman's Manual Fourth Edition)
1954 (Express Salesman's Manual Fourth Edition)
1954 30 year award ceremony at the Trocadero Restaurant, Piccadilly Circus - signed menu (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1954 30 year award ceremony at the Trocadero Restaurant, Piccadilly Circus - signed menu (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1954 30 year award ceremony at the Trocadero Restaurant, Piccadilly Circus - signed menu (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1954 30 year award ceremony at the Trocadero Restaurant, Piccadilly Circus - signed menu (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1954 30 year award ceremony at the Trocadero Restaurant, Piccadilly Circus - believed to be the ladies who signed the menu (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1954 30 year award ceremony at the Trocadero Restaurant, Piccadilly Circus - believed to be the ladies who signed the menu (Courtesy Paul Smith)
2001 'Flashback' article from Express News, featuring the story of Express shops and supermarkets. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
2001 'Flashback' article from Express News, featuring the story of Express shops and supermarkets. (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1956 Premier Supermarkets director A.F. Farnell attended the Third International Congress of Food Distribution in Rome, with Walter Nell and E.K. Robarts. (Express News September)
1956 Premier Supermarkets director A.F. Farnell attended the Third International Congress of Food Distribution in Rome, with Walter Nell and E.K. Robarts. (Express News September)
1956 Premier Supermarkets opened their 10th store in Reading, with 7000 people attending to watch 'Miss Reading' open the store, with Mr P.D. Galvani helping her make the first purchase, of a steak! (Express News September)
1956 Premier Supermarkets opened their 10th store in Reading, with 7000 people attending to watch 'Miss Reading' open the store, with Mr P.D. Galvani helping her make the first purchase, of a steak! (Express News September)
Mrs Patricia Moore of the Window Display Dept
Mrs Patricia Moore of the Window Display Dept
1957 Chalk Farm Printing and Window Display department. (Express News March)
1957 Chalk Farm Printing and Window Display department. (Express News March)
1957 (Express News March)
1957 (Express News March)
1957 (Express News March)
1957 (Express News March)
1957 Premier Supermarkets-summary and description of ‘Time for Leisure’ film - Page 1
1957 Premier Supermarkets-summary and description of ‘Time for Leisure’ film - Page 1
1957 Premier Supermarkets-summary and description of ‘Time for Leisure’ film - Page 2
1957 Premier Supermarkets-summary and description of ‘Time for Leisure’ film - Page 2
1957 Premier Supermarkets-summary and description of ‘Time for Leisure’ film - Page 3
1957 Premier Supermarkets-summary and description of ‘Time for Leisure’ film - Page 3
1957 Premier Supermarkets-summary and description of ‘Time for Leisure’ film - Page 4
1957 Premier Supermarkets-summary and description of ‘Time for Leisure’ film - Page 4
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham-Express Eggs for sale. ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham-Express Eggs for sale. ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarket Streatham. ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarkets ‘Time for Leisure’ film  (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Premier Supermarkets ‘Time for Leisure’ film (Yorkshire Film Archive)
1957 Barnet Shop. Tony Cairns comments "My sister Lynda and myself waiting to go into the Odeon on a Saturday, at the top of Station Road. Note the Express Dairy and Chicken Restaurant in the parade of shops." Brian Wastell adds "My aunt Min Oakley was the manager of this shop." Paul Smith also added "My Auntie Barbara was manager of the shop in East Barnet Road, my mum also worked there and often went up to the shop pictured to help out." (Courtesy Tony Cairns)
1957 Barnet Shop. Tony Cairns comments "My sister Lynda and myself waiting to go into the Odeon on a Saturday, at the top of Station Road. Note the Express Dairy and Chicken Restaurant in the parade of shops." Brian Wastell adds "My aunt Min Oakley was the manager of this shop." Paul Smith also added "My Auntie Barbara was manager of the shop in East Barnet Road, my mum also worked there and often went up to the shop pictured to help out." (Courtesy Tony Cairns)
1957 Glenys Meager, shop assistant at Hayes, Kent and Sylvia Blackwell, Ealing High Street, try out the new uniform. The Training Centre was then at Connaught Street, W2.  (Express News March)
1957 Glenys Meager, shop assistant at Hayes, Kent and Sylvia Blackwell, Ealing High Street, try out the new uniform. The Training Centre was then at Connaught Street, W2. (Express News March)
1957 Premier Supermarket in Kingston on Thames
1957 Premier Supermarket in Kingston on Thames
1957 Premier Supermarket in Kingston on Thames
1957 Premier Supermarket in Kingston on Thames
1958 Crawley supermarket has an illuminated wall map showing the origin of the 87 cheese varieties that it stocks. Sales Director A.F. Arnell and P.D. Galvani demonstrated. (Express News July)
1958 Crawley supermarket has an illuminated wall map showing the origin of the 87 cheese varieties that it stocks. Sales Director A.F. Arnell and P.D. Galvani demonstrated. (Express News July)
1958 Window Display competition at the St John's Hill restaurant at Clapham Junction. (Express News July)
1958 Window Display competition at the St John's Hill restaurant at Clapham Junction. (Express News July)
1958 Window Display competition at the St John's Hill restaurant at Clapham Junction had all lady winners. (Express News July)
1958 Window Display competition at the St John's Hill restaurant at Clapham Junction had all lady winners. (Express News July)
1958 Uxbridge houses three different departments - Cafeteria, Supermarket and Retail Depot
1958 Uxbridge houses three different departments - Cafeteria, Supermarket and Retail Depot
1958 Uxbridge houses three different departments - Cafeteria, Supermarket and Retail Depot
1958 Uxbridge houses three different departments - Cafeteria, Supermarket and Retail Depot
1958 Shops Director PD Galvani explains supermarket expansion plans
1958 Shops Director PD Galvani explains supermarket expansion plans
1958 Shops Director PD Galvani explains supermarket expansion plans
1958 Shops Director PD Galvani explains supermarket expansion plans
1958 Shops Director PD Galvani explains supermarket expansion plans
1958 Shops Director PD Galvani explains supermarket expansion plans
1959 Hammersmith Broadway (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1959 Hammersmith Broadway (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1959 Christina Mayo, Miss Great Britain 1958, opens displays at Premier Supermarkets during the June Dairy Festival. (Express News October)
1959 Christina Mayo, Miss Great Britain 1958, opens displays at Premier Supermarkets during the June Dairy Festival. (Express News October)
1959 New designs for retail stores
1959 New designs for retail stores
1959 New designs for retail stores
1959 New designs for retail stores
1959 New designs for retail stores
1959 New designs for retail stores
1960's? New Barnet Shop, Greenhill Parade (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1960's? New Barnet Shop, Greenhill Parade (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1960's Premier Supermarkets (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1960's Premier Supermarkets (Courtesy Dave Fane)
1950's Premier Supermarkets AEC 458 CXM at South Ruislip (Courtesy Wes Garlic)
1950's Premier Supermarkets AEC 458 CXM at South Ruislip (Courtesy Wes Garlic)
1950's Premier Supermarkets delivery truck LLU 408. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1950's Premier Supermarkets delivery truck LLU 408. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1950's Express Supermarkets delivery truck ?GF 764, Co: 1377. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1950's Express Supermarkets delivery truck ?GF 764, Co: 1377. (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1950's Wembley Self-Service Shop. Express shops article (Courtesy Paddy Basque)
1950's Wembley Self-Service Shop. Express shops article (Courtesy Paddy Basque)
1951, Streatham Shop. Chris Zalman comments "Was Streatham the site of the UK's first supermarket? Back in the 1950s, Streatham boasted the busiest and longest shopping street in the whole of South London, and it was Express Dairy who opened the 2,500 square foot store." Chris Austen adds "I remember the store, which was opposite Sainsburys and close to Streatham Hill Railway Station! I lived two miles away at the time!!".
1951, Streatham Shop. Chris Zalman comments "Was Streatham the site of the UK's first supermarket? Back in the 1950s, Streatham boasted the busiest and longest shopping street in the whole of South London, and it was Express Dairy who opened the 2,500 square foot store." Chris Austen adds "I remember the store, which was opposite Sainsburys and close to Streatham Hill Railway Station! I lived two miles away at the time!!".
1959 Premier Supermarket opens in North End, Croydon, equipped with 'luxurious' restaurant 'The Horseshoe Room'. (Express News March)
1959 Premier Supermarket opens in North End, Croydon, equipped with 'luxurious' restaurant 'The Horseshoe Room'. (Express News March)
1959 Premier Supermarkets dance at the Hammersmith Palais, with Miss Beryl Friedlander (Kingston cashier) being awarded the 'Miss Premier' award. (Express News March)
1959 Premier Supermarkets dance at the Hammersmith Palais, with Miss Beryl Friedlander (Kingston cashier) being awarded the 'Miss Premier' award. (Express News March)
1960's? Express Dairy shop with a range of food such as McVities digestive biscuits, processed peas and sliced peaches. (Courtesy Mary Evans Picture Library)
1960's? Express Dairy shop with a range of food such as McVities digestive biscuits, processed peas and sliced peaches. (Courtesy Mary Evans Picture Library)
1960's Express Shop at Eastcote with Rider Pram (Courtesy Paul Luke). Stephen John Wills comments "As Foremen, one of our jobs on Rota was to collect Shops Days Takings and bring them back to our depot, at that time Hurlingham"
1960's Express Shop at Eastcote with Rider Pram (Courtesy Paul Luke). Stephen John Wills comments "As Foremen, one of our jobs on Rota was to collect Shops Days Takings and bring them back to our depot, at that time Hurlingham"
1960's, TH Lewis, 20-year Long Service, part of Bob Wastell's collection from his son, Brian Wastell. Brian comments "I can identify some of the people-the man with glasses standing behind Mr Nell is Stan Cardy. My dad Bob Wastell is on Mr. Nell's right, above his hand. All men are part of the shop-fitting team, formerly Lewis's." (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
1960's, TH Lewis, 20-year Long Service, part of Bob Wastell's collection from his son, Brian Wastell. Brian comments "I can identify some of the people-the man with glasses standing behind Mr Nell is Stan Cardy. My dad Bob Wastell is on Mr. Nell's right, above his hand. All men are part of the shop-fitting team, formerly Lewis's." (Courtesy Brian Wastell)
Express Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
Express Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1960 Harrow Supermarket
1960 Harrow Supermarket
1960 Harrow Supermarket
1960 Harrow Supermarket
1960 Premier Supermarkets headquarters and warehouse at South Ruislip. (Express News Autumn)
1960 Premier Supermarkets headquarters and warehouse at South Ruislip. (Express News Autumn)
1960 Brian Goshawk of Premier Supermarkets starts fact-finding trip to the USA. (Express News Spring)
1960 Brian Goshawk of Premier Supermarkets starts fact-finding trip to the USA. (Express News Spring)
1960 Premier Supermarkets dinner-dance at the Hammersmith Palais. (Express News Spring)
1960 Premier Supermarkets dinner-dance at the Hammersmith Palais. (Express News Spring)
1960's? Herne Hill Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1960's? Herne Hill Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1960's? New Barnet Shop. Paul Smith comments "My Auntie Barbara was manager of New Barnet shop, my mum was cashier there also" (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1960's? New Barnet Shop. Paul Smith comments "My Auntie Barbara was manager of New Barnet shop, my mum was cashier there also" (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1960's? New Barnet Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1960's? New Barnet Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1930's Chalk Farm Express shop, station opened in 1907 (Courtesy Chalk Farm  Hidden London Hangouts (S08E05))
1930's Chalk Farm Express shop, station opened in 1907 (Courtesy Chalk Farm Hidden London Hangouts (S08E05))
1960's Chalk Farm Station shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1960's Chalk Farm Station shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
2023 Chalk Farm Station  (Courtesy Google Street View)
2023 Chalk Farm Station (Courtesy Google Street View)
1958 Crawley Supermarket had a 'Record Rendez-Vous' where you could browse and buy records. (Express News December)
1958 Crawley Supermarket had a 'Record Rendez-Vous' where you could browse and buy records. (Express News December)
1958 Crawley Supermarket had a 'Record Rendez-Vous' where you could browse and buy records. (Express News December)
1958 Crawley Supermarket had a 'Record Rendez-Vous' where you could browse and buy records. (Express News December)
1960's Hornby and Clarke shop at St Margarets Broadway. (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
1960's Hornby and Clarke shop at St Margarets Broadway. (Courtesy Twickenham Park Residents Association)
1960's? Express Dairy Shop at Falloden Way, Hampstead, London NW11. Thanks to Brian Wastell and Paul Smith for helping identify.(Courtesy Paul Smith)
1960's? Express Dairy Shop at Falloden Way, Hampstead, London NW11. Thanks to Brian Wastell and Paul Smith for helping identify.(Courtesy Paul Smith)
1960's? Express Self Service Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1960's? Express Self Service Shop (Courtesy Paul Smith)
1961 Express Premier Supermarkets at Worcester Park and Reigate, Surrey
1961 Express Premier Supermarkets at Worcester Park and Reigate, Surrey
1961 Express Premier Supermarkets at Worcester Park and Reigate, Surrey
1961 Express Premier Supermarkets at Worcester Park and Reigate, Surrey
1961 Express Premier Supermarkets at Worcester Park and Reigate, Surrey
1961 Express Premier Supermarkets at Worcester Park and Reigate, Surrey
1962 Yiewsley Shop branch sketches with map of supermarket locations
1962 Yiewsley Shop branch sketches with map of supermarket locations
1962 Yiewsley Shop branch sketches - Miss Christine Johnson checks a price
1962 Yiewsley Shop branch sketches - Miss Christine Johnson checks a price
1962 Yiewsley Shop branch sketches
1962 Yiewsley Shop branch sketches
1962 Yiewsley Shop branch sketches - Miss Alice Wheeler at the meat counter
1962 Yiewsley Shop branch sketches - Miss Alice Wheeler at the meat counter
1962 Planning Christmas-Mr F. S. Glyde, Premier Supermarkets Executive Director.  (Express News Christmas)
1962 Planning Christmas-Mr F. S. Glyde, Premier Supermarkets Executive Director. (Express News Christmas)
1964 Promotional Shop Paper Bag (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1964 Promotional Shop Paper Bag (Courtesy Richard Gaylard)
1965 Heath Street, Hampstead shop redevelopment. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Heath Street, Hampstead shop redevelopment. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Heath Street, Hampstead shop redevelopment. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Heath Street, Hampstead shop redevelopment. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Heath Street, Hampstead shop redevelopment. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Heath Street, Hampstead shop redevelopment. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Heath Street, Hampstead shop redevelopment. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 Heath Street, Hampstead shop redevelopment. (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1889/ 1965 Heath Street, Hampstead shop in 1889 and 1965 (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1889/ 1965 Heath Street, Hampstead shop in 1889 and 1965 (Express News Summer/Autumn)
1965 D. Smith, shops supervisor for South East London.  (Express News Spring)
1965 D. Smith, shops supervisor for South East London. (Express News Spring)
1965 Mrs M Slow receives the Good Housekeeping Shield for the Marlowes shop at Hemel Hempstead. (Express News Spring)
1965 Mrs M Slow receives the Good Housekeeping Shield for the Marlowes shop at Hemel Hempstead. (Express News Spring)
1965 London Management Dinner (April Express News)
1965 London Management Dinner (April Express News)
1966 Cheese promotion at London Shops-Sheen Lane, Richmond Park, and St Margarets (Twickenham). Featuring Mrs V Taylor, who lived above the Sheen Lane Shop. (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 Cheese promotion at London Shops-Sheen Lane, Richmond Park, and St Margarets (Twickenham). Featuring Mrs V Taylor, who lived above the Sheen Lane Shop. (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 Sheen Lane shop, still trading under Hornby & Clarke name, manageress was Mrs Taylor.  (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 Sheen Lane shop, still trading under Hornby & Clarke name, manageress was Mrs Taylor. (Express News Summer 1966)
1966 Shop Management Dinner (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1966 Shop Management Dinner (Courtesy Beryl Purslove)
1967 Banstead shop manageress Miss Margaret Mrazek receives award. (Express News Spring)
1967 Banstead shop manageress Miss Margaret Mrazek receives award. (Express News Spring)
1968 Good Housekeeping Shield won by Doris Ielden at Kenton Lane shop
1968 Good Housekeeping Shield won by Doris Ielden at Kenton Lane shop
1968 Denise Oakley of Highgate Shop, photo received from Joe Birch. (Express News Christmas)
1968 Denise Oakley of Highgate Shop, photo received from Joe Birch. (Express News Christmas)
1968 Part of a 'Backing Britain' campaign, where Express pegged their prices for 6 months because of a national financial crisis. See the shop sign "Express Pegs Prices until 31st March" in the shop window. (Express News Spring)
1968 Part of a 'Backing Britain' campaign, where Express pegged their prices for 6 months because of a national financial crisis. See the shop sign "Express Pegs Prices until 31st March" in the shop window. (Express News Spring)
1968 Andrew Pear at Stanmore Shop as part of his training and experience as a merchandiser. (Express News Christmas)
1968 Andrew Pear at Stanmore Shop as part of his training and experience as a merchandiser. (Express News Christmas)
1969 Joe Birch appointed Shop Merchandising Manager. (Express News Spring)
1969 Joe Birch appointed Shop Merchandising Manager. (Express News Spring)
1969 Express Shop, Clifton Road, Maida Vale, looking north-east towards St John's Wood Road. (Courtesy rustyproof, Flickr)
1969 Express Shop, Clifton Road, Maida Vale, looking north-east towards St John's Wood Road. (Courtesy rustyproof, Flickr)
1970 Bute Street Shop in London SW7 Kensington
1970 Bute Street Shop in London SW7 Kensington
1970 Bute Street Shop in London SW7 Kensington
1970 Bute Street Shop in London SW7 Kensington
1970 Bute Street Shop in London SW7 Kensington
1970 Bute Street Shop in London SW7 Kensington
1970 Inga Coates, manageress of Bute Street shop
1970 Inga Coates, manageress of Bute Street shop
1970 Beckenham shop manageress Mrs Peggy Price, and her area supervisor Roger Metcalf win holiday vouchers for this display. (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1970 Beckenham shop manageress Mrs Peggy Price, and her area supervisor Roger Metcalf win holiday vouchers for this display. (Courtesy Doreen Williams)
1970's ? Express Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1970's ? Express Shop (Courtesy Michael Aldread)
1970 New self-service shop on the Roundshaw estate between Wallington and Croydon
1970 New self-service shop on the Roundshaw estate between Wallington and Croydon
1970 Stanmore shop images-the first 'all refrigerated' shop. (Express News Autumn)
1970 Stanmore shop images-the first 'all refrigerated' shop. (Express News Autumn)
1970 New 'all-refrigerated' self-service shop in Stanmore, Middlesex
1970 New 'all-refrigerated' self-service shop in Stanmore, Middlesex
1970 New 'all-refrigerated' self-service shop in Stanmore, Middlesex
1970 New 'all-refrigerated' self-service shop in Stanmore, Middlesex
1970 New 'all-refrigerated' self-service shop in Stanmore, Middlesex
1970 New 'all-refrigerated' self-service shop in Stanmore, Middlesex
1970 New 'all-refrigerated' self-service shop in Stanmore, Middlesex
1970 New 'all-refrigerated' self-service shop in Stanmore, Middlesex
1970 New 'all-refrigerated' self-service shop in Stanmore, Middlesex
1970 New 'all-refrigerated' self-service shop in Stanmore, Middlesex
1972 Shops Conference
1972 Shops Conference
1972 Shops Conference
1972 Shops Conference
1972 Shops Conference
1972 Shops Conference
1972 New Retail Management structure in London. (Express News Spring)
1972 New Retail Management structure in London. (Express News Spring)
1972 New Retail Management structure in London. (Express News Spring)
1972 New Retail Management structure in London. (Express News Spring)
1972 New London Shops Management structure. (Express News Spring)
1972 New London Shops Management structure. (Express News Spring)
1972 London Shops trainer John Taylor receives a Grocer's Award. (Express News Spring)
1972 London Shops trainer John Taylor receives a Grocer's Award. (Express News Spring)
1972 Chislehurst Shop Operations
1972 Chislehurst Shop Operations
1972 Chislehurst Shop Operations
1972 Chislehurst Shop Operations
1972 Chislehurst Shop Operations
1972 Chislehurst Shop Operations
1972 Chislehurst Shop Operations
1972 Chislehurst Shop Operations
1972 Smiles from Sidmouth, where Douglas and Irene Buse cope with a vast postal demand for Devonshire Clotted Cream
1972 Smiles from Sidmouth, where Douglas and Irene Buse cope with a vast postal demand for Devonshire Clotted Cream
1972 Chislehurst Shop
1972 Chislehurst Shop
1973 Linda Hams, Manager of Tithe Farm shop
1973 Linda Hams, Manager of Tithe Farm shop
1973 Steve Lorton with Shops Director Gwyn Connolly. Hilary Mccluskey/Bowyer comments "Steve Lorton was one of my first bosses at Ruislip, who I had great respect for. He was a lovely gentleman, always ready to listen and give you his time and support. He was the first Senior Manager I met who actually supported the fact that WOMEN receive the Title of Manager instead of Supervisor when carrying out very responsible jobs.He assisted in my fight for my position to be re-graded to Express Dairy Payroll Manager, later to became Express Foods Group Payroll Manager." (Express News Autumn)
1973 Steve Lorton with Shops Director Gwyn Connolly. Hilary Mccluskey/Bowyer comments "Steve Lorton was one of my first bosses at Ruislip, who I had great respect for. He was a lovely gentleman, always ready to listen and give you his time and support. He was the first Senior Manager I met who actually supported the fact that WOMEN receive the Title of Manager instead of Supervisor when carrying out very responsible jobs.He assisted in my fight for my position to be re-graded to Express Dairy Payroll Manager, later to became Express Foods Group Payroll Manager." (Express News Autumn)
1973 London Shops staff celebrate. (Express News Autumn)
1973 London Shops staff celebrate. (Express News Autumn)
1973 London Shops staff celebrate. (Express News Autumn)
1973 London Shops staff celebrate. (Express News Autumn)
1977 Express shop in Bideford, with Gillian Upton behind the counter. (Express News Autumn)
1977 Express shop in Bideford, with Gillian Upton behind the counter. (Express News Autumn)
1974 South Sydenham shop
1974 South Sydenham shop
1974 New concept shops at Sydenham and Colindale
1974 New concept shops at Sydenham and Colindale
1974 New concept shops at Sydenham and Colindale
1974 New concept shops at Sydenham and Colindale
1975 John Travers Clarke announces Don Kirby's move to Western Region Director, and closure of London shops. (Express News Autumn)
1975 John Travers Clarke announces Don Kirby's move to Western Region Director, and closure of London shops. (Express News Autumn)
1977 Shops feature about Robert Street shop with manageress Vera Murphy and Shops Director Gwyn Connelly
1977 Shops feature about Robert Street shop with manageress Vera Murphy and Shops Director Gwyn Connelly
1977 Roberts Street, NW1 shop staff Sally Eley and Vera Murphy. (Express News Summer)
1977 Roberts Street, NW1 shop staff Sally Eley and Vera Murphy. (Express News Summer)
1977 Shops Director Gwyn Connolly.  (Express News Summer)
1977 Shops Director Gwyn Connolly. (Express News Summer)
1977 Roberts Street, NW1 shop  Cashier Pat Spears. (Express News Summer)
1977 Roberts Street, NW1 shop Cashier Pat Spears. (Express News Summer)
1977 Roberts Street, NW1 shop stockroom checks by Mrs Murphy and Frances Staff.  (Express News Summer)
1977 Roberts Street, NW1 shop stockroom checks by Mrs Murphy and Frances Staff. (Express News Summer)
1977 Busy Roberts Street, NW1 Express Shop. (Express News Summer)
1977 Busy Roberts Street, NW1 Express Shop. (Express News Summer)
1977 Retired Wembley West manageress Mrs Mary Bond. (Express News Summer)
1977 Retired Wembley West manageress Mrs Mary Bond. (Express News Summer)
1977 Shops feature about Robert Street shop with manageress Vera Murphy and Shops Director Gwyn Connelly
1977 Shops feature about Robert Street shop with manageress Vera Murphy and Shops Director Gwyn Connelly
1977 Shops feature shows Ruislip self-service shop in the 1970's
1977 Shops feature shows Ruislip self-service shop in the 1970's
1980's ? Islington. Michael Aldread comments "Lloyds of Amwell Street". Dave Luxford adds "Blimey, remember him, I can see him now standing outside his shop in his apron, he was on the phone nearly every day for something or other".
1980's ? Islington. Michael Aldread comments "Lloyds of Amwell Street". Dave Luxford adds "Blimey, remember him, I can see him now standing outside his shop in his apron, he was on the phone nearly every day for something or other".
1980 Chislehurst shop in step with the latest shopping trends
1980 Chislehurst shop in step with the latest shopping trends
1980 Fresh Image for Shops - Chiselhurst
1980 Fresh Image for Shops - Chiselhurst
1980 Fresh Image for Shops - Chiselhurst
1980 Fresh Image for Shops - Chiselhurst
1981 A day in the life of South London
1981 A day in the life of South London
1981 A day in the life of South London
1981 A day in the life of South London
1981 A day in the life of South London
1981 A day in the life of South London
1981 Kew Gardens shop manager John Hoare serviing a customer. (Express News December)
1981 Kew Gardens shop manager John Hoare serviing a customer. (Express News December)
1981 Selwyn Parkhouse retires as shop manager after 20 years, at Exeter, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton. (January Express News)
1981 Selwyn Parkhouse retires as shop manager after 20 years, at Exeter, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton. (January Express News)
1982 Express Dairy's first shop in Heath Street, Hampstead
1982 Express Dairy's first shop in Heath Street, Hampstead
1982 Experimental shop re-branding at St John's Wood
1982 Experimental shop re-branding at St John's Wood
1982 Experimental shop re-branding at St John's Wood
1982 Experimental shop re-branding at St John's Wood
1982 Experimental shop re-branding at St John's Wood
1982 Experimental shop re-branding at St John's Wood
1991 Shop Manageress Dorothy recalls her time at Stanmore Broadway shop (from Express Foods Pensioners News) Robin Fraser Bell comments "My mum worked in an Express shop in 1955, her and her co-workers used have a bit of a giggle. She used to tell us a story of an elderly lady who would come in weekly to buy currant buns, and always said "are those currants in that bun?". One day my mum answered "no they're dead flies". Courtesy Beryl Purslove
1991 Shop Manageress Dorothy recalls her time at Stanmore Broadway shop (from Express Foods Pensioners News) Robin Fraser Bell comments "My mum worked in an Express shop in 1955, her and her co-workers used have a bit of a giggle. She used to tell us a story of an elderly lady who would come in weekly to buy currant buns, and always said "are those currants in that bun?". One day my mum answered "no they're dead flies". Courtesy Beryl Purslove
2023 South Croydon Shop Location (Courtesy Lindsey Cannon)
2023 South Croydon Shop Location (Courtesy Lindsey Cannon)
2023 Previous Express Shop, London Bridge station (Courtesy Ken Simmons)
2023 Previous Express Shop, London Bridge station (Courtesy Ken Simmons)
2023 Previous Express Shop, London Bridge station (Courtesy Ken Simmons)
2023 Previous Express Shop, London Bridge station (Courtesy Ken Simmons)
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