Delta throwback: Yesteryear's grocery stores (PHOTOS)

Let’s take another trip back to yesteryear and check just a few of Delta’s grocery stores that are now just a memory.

If you’re of a certain vintage, you may have shopped at some of them.

 

 

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A 1924 Delta Archives photograph of the interior of McCurdy's Groceries and Ice Cream Parlour on Delta Street in Ladner. The counter and shelves have a variety of canned products including of McCormick's Jersey Cream Soda, which were soda biscuits.

 

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A 1924 photograph of Mim Rich, Gladys Benson and Mrs. Gough, showing Berry's Grocery Store in the background on Delta Street.

 

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A 1950 photograph of the food department of Perry's Department Store in Ladner Village.

 

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A 1970’s Delta Archives photograph showing the exterior of the Ladner Grocery Store at the corner of Elliot Street and 48th Avenue.

 

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A 1960 photograph of the Super-Valu store and Cindy's Dining Room on Ladner Trunk Road.

 

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A 1970 Delta Archives photo of the new Safeway store in the Town Centre Shopping Centre in Tsawwassen.


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A 1966 photo of Delta Street showing a variety of commercial buildings including Overwaitea Foods, Delner Electric and Delta Floor Coverings.

 

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Another 1966 photo of Delta Street showing Lord's Store, an unidentified building, Magee's New & Used Furniture Store, the former Dunnett's Grocery Store and Fisher's Drug and Book Store.

 

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A photo from the 1920s showing the interior of the Lanning, Fawcett and Wilson store with Arthur Fawcett and two staff members in the grocery department. The heritage building on Chisholm Street is still there today.

 

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A 1912 photograph of S.W. Walter's store, called the White Store, on Westham Street (now 48th Avenue).

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