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#160555 by Tallscot
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:52 pm
You've got me thinking now - D & A is certainly the oldest retail chain on the High Street (Dollond founded in 1750, although Dollond didn't merge with Aitchison until 1927), but the answer I have relates to a chain store company - are they one and the same thing? If they are, then D & A would be the correct answer, as it pre-dates the answer I have. Thoughts?

#160556 by wildrover
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:56 pm
I only guessed D&A because you said Boots was not far off. It doesn't seem to exist any longer so probably doesn't count. The almighty Wiki says, "Chain store(s) or retail chain are retail outlets that share a brand and central management, and usually have standardized business methods and practices." so they seem to think they are one and the same.

It's a tricky question because while looking I found another possible answer which is not the one you have either. Fortnum & Masons was founded in 1707 and has 3 stores two of which only opened in the last two years - is 3 enough to constitute a chain?

#160557 by Tallscot
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:51 am
I meant Boots wasn't far off date-wise :)

According to the mighty Wiki, the answer would be W H Smith, founded in 1792, as per this excerpt " It (W H Smith) was the first chain store company in the world". A bold statement, but in light of what you've uncovered perhaps not entirely accurate.

I think a case could possibly be made for all 3 answers. Note to self - "never put this one in a quiz..."

Take it away, WR.

#160558 by wildrover
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:25 pm
Yep - definitely never put this one in a quiz - it's not quite on a par with "which is the most populated city in the world?" but still lots of room for ambiguity!

Who is this?


#160559 by Tallscot
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:44 pm
It looks like my uncle Hamish just after getting the all-clear from his syphilis examination...

I have no idea - a football manager by the looks of it, but no idea which one.

#160560 by wildrover
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:02 pm
LOL - not your uncle Hamish but very definitely a football manager. The statue is from a very famous photo of him running across the pitch at the end of a game.

#160561 by tonto
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:59 am
That`ll be Bob Stokoe?

#160562 by wildrover
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:12 am
Yep - won the FA Cup as a player with Newcastle Utd and as a manager with Sunderland. The statue is taken from him running across the pitch at the end of the 1973 cup final best known for Jim Montgomery's amazing double save..

#160563 by tonto
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:30 pm
Who designed/built the worlds first arched bridge made from iron and built in Shropshire?

#160574 by Buzzie
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:18 pm
Thomas Telford?

#160579 by tonto
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:25 am
:( That would`ve been my answer, but surprisingly not.

#160580 by Buzzie
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:08 pm
Oh ok will go with the other one then, IKB?

#160582 by tonto
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:45 pm
:( Not him either

#160667 by Buzzie
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:56 am
Googled: Abraham Darby

Over which river does it sit??

#160670 by tonto
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:33 pm
The Avon?
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