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« on: April 13, 2023, 01:53:34 PM »

Back in 1969 Richard Block and David Quayle opened their first DIY Superstore in a disused cinema in Southampton. As proud new shopkeepers they were desperate to take a photograph of their new store but felt it a little plain looking. What they really needed was for someone to park a decent car in front of the shop to liven it up. They had to wait a few years for the right car to come along but they felt it was well worth the wait. The rest, as they say, is history.


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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2023, 02:58:06 PM »

Stating the obvious, but it wasn't 1969. 1979?
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2023, 03:59:29 PM »

Hi Neil

It does mention some years later….

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2023, 04:28:35 PM »

They opened this store in ‘69 but assume this photo to be mid to late 70’s… 🤷
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2023, 08:02:26 PM »

Drew i would say early 1980's as that's a MK3 Escort behind the MK2(?) Capri. That particular model Escort came out in 1980  i believe.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2023, 10:24:52 PM »

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Yes, MK2 Capri with the looks of it and according to online info Sept 1980 for the Mk3 Escort launch.

Peter
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2023, 09:16:35 AM »

Hi Neil

It does mention some years later….

Peter

Yes should have read the post properly! Sorry Drew. They really did have to wait a while then............
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2023, 05:26:06 PM »

Great detective work chaps. Love it!!!
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