20 June 1986: A Superstore is Born…

…on the ashes of a former cotton mill on Foundry Street

On the 20th June 1986, Dukinfield witnessed a sea change in its shopping habits, with the opening of a new Morrisons store on the site of Queen Mill. Prior to then, the norm for Duki residents meant a bus or taxi to Hyde, Stalybridge or Ashton-under-Lyne. All three centres had the popular Kwik Save stores on Reynard Street, Melbourne Street and Bow Street. Tameside’s only ASDA was on the 400/409/410 routes on Langham Street, off Oldham Road. The borough’s biggest store was Hyde’s Fine Fare, even after subdivision with Do-it-All taking one half of the hypermarket. Continue reading “20 June 1986: A Superstore is Born…”