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If you have any memories of Suters in Slough, Uxbridge, Ruislip, Windsor, Asford (Middx) or of G W Suter Draper in Ledbury we would appreciate your stories. (Also when the business in Slough and Uxbridge became Owen Owen in 1978)
Did you work at Suters?
Did any of your family work there?
Did you to shop there?
We will publish full names unless requested not to do so and will include those on an open Facebook group or website, however on a Private Facebook group full names are not published.
On the 8th November 2023 Lynn Allison who is one of the administrators at the Slough 1970' Facebook Private group posted a picture of Suters in the High Street with this introduction "Who remembers Suters? So loved and miss this store to this day" and this generated a great deal of comments - It is a private group so full names below are not included.
Pamela H I did my hairdressing apprenticeship in the salon upstairs, 55 years ago omg. Cheryl J It had the first escalator , we went up n just to ride on it.Paul C - Mrs Pleace our Music teacher at Thomas Gray, fell down the escalator at Suters. Sue T Remember it well and when it was renamed Owen Owen.
Nagina T Yes I had a Saturday job there, I remember it well. Loved that place. Candice K D Great Department Store. I remember the cash shoot it was fascinating to watch. Lawrence H My Nan worked there in the accounts department, the other end of the air powered tubes they sent the money up in. Always had great after Christmas sales, I bought lots of Hornby bits with Christmas money. David P My Mum worked at Suters.
Dot S Loved that store. Sally C I remember. Digby J Yep, remember it well. I worked at Waitrose, just up the road, from early 72 to 74 as a Saturday job - Friday night late shopping and all day Saturday plus every school holiday. Waitrose had their own car park but then so did Suters until Slough Council scandalously put a compulsory purchase order on for a pittance in compensation.
Dave G My Brother was an apprentice carpenter for HD Bowyer in the early 60s and worked there, Chip Hawks from the Tremeloes worked there also. Lin S Remember it well my mum worked there. Mary K School ties, badges, airtex tops PE Blazers etc. All these things are a lot cheaper now. Viv B Loved it Sonia M Remember it well. Paul H Used to play tag in there after Saturday Morning Pictures at the Granada. Happy days. John R My wife Frances worked in the offices there back in the late 60s. Early 70s. Wayne L big toy department on the second floor!
John S I remember the chutes for the money, it amazed me as a kid. Bev S Don't remember it as Suters, but do remember Owen Owen. Carol C I work in their warehouse. near train station. Owen and Owen. Barbara M Looks better with original building
Colin K Proper shop creaky floorboards and old style escalators. Carol S M Certainly do. Graham H Always had Christmas trees on the outside all lit up that was when Slough high street was a lovely place to visit. Ian H I worked in the Toy Department on Saturdays from 1977 to 1979. Many happy memories of the time. Yvonne K A lovely family owned store.
Ann Marie M What a novelty the escalators were to us kids used to go there just to ride up and down them. Alan J I remember the sweet carousel. Lesley B Yes my aunty worked there. Mandy B-W My Mum worked in Suters. Shashi S I remember those days! look at Slough so sad. Robert B I worked next door Art Wallpapers in between M.S and Suters both were great shops.
Jennifer S Yeah I do remember Suters ,I used to work in Owen Owen upstairs in the clothing department. David P I fell down the escalator in Suters. Paul C Visiting Father Christmas at Suters was a big treat. You would go in a door and sit in a sleigh that stayed still but the walls moved to give the effect of a ride. You then got out and got a gift from Father Christmas.
Allan S Used to work in JH Dewhurst across the road. Good old days. Gillian R Bought these with my 1st months salary from Suters in 1971 Ray ÓB I worked there when it was called Owen &Owen. Penny E I worked in office there. David F Fantastic toy department there and there was Archers on High Street West. Dave A I used to work there, goods in dept. David R Lived in a grotty bedsit in the 70s and had a set of cutlery with 'Suters' stamped on the handles that I acquired from the cafe. Vincent R There's nothing left of Slough, it's been over run. Janice M Aw thank you @ my mum used to work on the counter just to the left in the 60s! Best cafe and santa.