2 thoughts on “First Shopping Block, Billingham Town Centre

  1. In 1967, Associated Dairies’ fledgling stores division, launched in 1965, opened their first store outside of its Yorkshire heartland in the town centre. Asda Billingham was their first store to open in the North East and is now the oldest continuously trading Asda supermarket in the UK.


  2. As we left for Australia in November 1965 and I remember the Centre when it first opened, I believe this was 1963. It was famous for the first Supermarket with aisles where goods could be personally selected. I remember the lovely shop near the Supermarket that sold ‘modern’ cutlery that our family still uses.


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