A look back at Tandy.
I was lucky enough to spot Tandy branding on some signage at a shop while in Hitchin last year. The Tandy signs had been uncovered as the shop on Churchgate was being refurbished following the closure of Electronic Universe. The reveal showed that Electronic Universe had at one point been a Tandy dealer.
In 2016 I spotted this Tandy sign at the back of the shop.
|It's always a shame to see CRT tellys going to waste|
Working at TandyMy first job was at a Tandy franchise shop in Abingdon, Oxfordshire where I remember selling a number of electronic products bearing the 'RadioShack', 'Genexxa' and 'Realistic' brand names.
It's always fun spotting old brands & signage and a treat when it's something rare like Tandy.
Tandy said goodbye to the UK high street in 2001 as the last of the shops was converted after acquisition by Carphone Warehouse.
RadioShackUntil fairly recently there was a RadioShack in Lytham Saint Annes. Unfortunately that store closed its doors in 2019.
|I bought a VHS tape in there when I first found the shop in 2017|
Other relics of the high streetWe've also seen the remnants of Woolworths, Toys R Us and Kwik Save on our travels.
Our most local, still visible 'dead brand' can be seen at the old Blockbuster Video store in Fallowfield, Manchester.