Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Orange Wednesday

Last Wednesday was a very orange Wednesday.

It was brilliant to spot this old Orange Mobile shop sign while we were in Oswestry last Wednesday. A relic from another time.

Tiny Phones Orange mobile shop in Oswestry

We popped into a charity shop to escape the rain and while browsing spotted this old Orange mobile phone too. I used to sell mobiles from that era when I got my first job at Tandy back in 1996!

Motorola MR20 mobile phone from 1996

Orange launched in 1994 and merged with EE in 2010. The orange brand was continued until 2015 with existing customer plans ceasing in 2019.

Tiny Phones Orange mobile shop in Oswestry

Tiny Phones Orange mobile shop in Oswestry

Other lost and defunct brands

We've seen a number of old shop signs and retro retail remnants on our travels including Tandy in Hitchin; RadioShack in St Annes on the Sea; Toys R Us stores in Ancoats, ManchesterWarringtonHanley, Stoke-on-Trent and PrestonWoolworths Big W in Brunstane, Edinburgh; Woolworths in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent; BHS in Stockport; Kwik Save in Barrow-in-Furness; Cooltrader in Blackpool; Happy Shopper in Preston and Blockbuster Video stores in ManchesterColneOldhamCheadle HulmeMarpleHastingsFelixstowe, Telford, Prescot and Chester.

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