When we first came here, the Sainsbury's branch was a long narrow shop with a lot of mahogany fittings. One side served groceries (nothing was prepacked) and the other bacon and dairy produce. You were even asked what thickness you wanted your bacon sliced and then the slices appeared from a side of bacon in a slicing machine as the handle was turned. Little tickets were handed to the customers showing how much they owed for each transaction. These were taken to the cash desk at the end where a stern looking lady cashier sat high up taking the money as well as overseeing the activity. Another world.