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High Street Shops Quiz

The High Street

  1. Which high street store was named after the female secretary of its male founder, Michael Caborn-Waterfield?
  2. With nearly 200 stores across the UK, which company opened its first store in Dublin in 1969 under the Penney's brand?
  3. Which British lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer was founded in 1988 by Tim Slade and Jules Leaver as a business selling T-shirts at ski resorts? (The company is named after a ski slope.)
  4. Which retailer was founded in 1979 as the Woodscrew Supply Company?
  5. Which company, first founded in 1946 by Drew Stevenson, opened its first English store in Carlisle in 1972?

  6. In 1860 Jesse Boot, aged 10, helped his mother run the family's herbal medicine shop in which English city?
  7. In which decade did McDonald's open its first restaurant in the U.K.? (It was in Woolwich, south London.)
  8. Woolworths had its own children's clothing range, can you remember what this label was called?
  9. In which town did the first Co-operative movement start way back in 1844 with the aim of providing affordable food for all?
  10. The Arndale is a large shopping centre in which British city?
  11. Which company was established by John Wardle and David Makin in 1981, trading from a single shop in Bury, Greater Manchester?
  12. What company opened their first drive thru, at Irlam Gateway Service Station in Salford in 2017?
  13. Can you name Europe's busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors?
  14. Which high street retailer, specialising in gifts and retro style goods, was established as a mail order company in 1986 by John Beale but went into administration in 2012?
  15. Which sort of republic is an American clothing and accessories retailer owned by the American multinational corporation Gap Incorporated?
  16. Which British chocolatier, with over seventy shops, is the only company in the United Kingdom to grow cocoa on its own plantation?
  17. Which restaurant chain claims to have the largest collection of South African art in the UK?
  18. In 1989, which high street store acquired its much larger rival Bejam, creating a national chain with a then 465 stores?
  19. Sunday trading was legalised in England and Wales in which year: (a) 1986, (b) 1990, or (c) 1994?
  20. The first ATM opened on June 27, 1967, at a branch of which high street bank in Enfield, north London?


  1. Ann Summers (Annice Summers was the secretary)
  2. Primark
  3. Fat Face
  4. Screwfix
  5. Edinburgh Woollen Mill
  6. Nottingham
  7. 1970s (in October 1974)
  8. Ladybird
  9. Rochdale
  10. Manchester
  11. JD Sports
  12. Greggs
  13. Oxford Street, London
  14. Past Times
  15. Banana Republic
  16. Hotel Chocolat
  17. Nandos (with over 5,000 works displayed in restaurants)
  18. Iceland

  19. (c) 1994
  20. Barclays