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Newbury nostalgia: Who remembers Gateway Foodmarkets in Northbrook Street?



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In 1986 Gateway Foodmarkets fell foul of Newbury District Council when its sign was considered to be out of keeping with the overall street scene.

The company was forced to remove the distinctive green and yellow perspex sign after a discontinuance noticed was issued by the council.

Councillors first took action against the offending sign in 1984 when it was labelled by one councillor as "one of the most horrible things we have seen in our town".

Gateway Northbrook Street
Gateway Northbrook Street

As a result the company came up with a smaller matt-finish sign, which gained the council's approval.

In 1992 Gateway changed its name to David Greig – not connected with the David Greig store which operated form Northbrook Street during the 1970s – before changing to Somerfield in 1994.

Somerfield supermarkets were bought by Co-Op in 2009.

Gateway Northbrook Street
Gateway Northbrook Street

Do you recognise anyone in the pictures? What do you think of the prices? Did you work at the Gateway store?

Email report@newburynews.co.uk with your memories or post them underneath the story.

Gateway Northbrook Street
Gateway Northbrook Street
Gateway Northbrook Street
Gateway Northbrook Street


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