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Let's Go Shopping 🛒

“Whoever said that money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.” - Bo Derek


Start the session by asking who likes to go shopping? Who hates it?

Who prefers shopping on line?

Discuss how going shopping has changed over the years, e.g. individual stores on the high street versus supermarket shopping.

Think about how we pay for things. Who still carries their money in a purse or wallet? When is the last time you wrote a cheque? How have costs changed?

Ask people what their favourite shop is and why?


Complete the following phrases together ...

The butcher, the baker and CANDLE STICK MAKER


Go on a shopping SPREE

Let's splash OUT


Shop 'til you DROP

It's a rip OFF



Value for MONEY

Cost an arm and a LEG

Bargain HUNT


Pay your WAY

Special OFFER

Closing down SALE

Round 1. The High Street

1. Shops that have disappeared. Complete these shop names?

- C&.

- B..

- Dix...

- Block......

- Toys . ..

Can anyone think of any others?

2. Complete these old fashioned sweet names?

- Gob ........

- Flying .......

- Hum....

- Fruit .....

- Black .....

Can anyone think of any others?

3. Complete these high street shop names?

- Fish......

- Green......

- News.....

- Super......

- Off .......

Can anyone think of any others?

4. How did the milk used to get delivered (Name the vehicle)?

Did anyone have any other home deliveries?

5. What is being delivered here? Where did the man put the delivery?

6. Identify these four supermarkets?

7. SONG. 'Grocer Jack', Keith West -

Who is the DJ introducing this performance?

Round 2. Money

8. What year was decimalisation?

What was it like to learn a new currency?

9. Name these coins (including their nicknames)?

10. Name this machine?

11. How did we used to weigh things?

12. Identify the people who currently feature on our £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes?

13. Which high street store did 'Green Shield Stamps' become?

Who remembers collecting books of stamps?

14. SONG. 'Money Money Money', ABBA -

What is the currency in Sweden?

Round 3. TV

15. Name the TV show?

Name the store?

How did Mrs Slocombe refer to her cat, Tiddles?

16. Name the TV show?

Complete these character names:

- Meg ..........

- Amy ......

- Shugie .....

- Sandy ...........

- ..... Hawkins

17. Name the TV show?

And the two comedians?

18. Name the TV show?

Name the sketch?

19. Name the TV show?

Name the two actors?

20. Name the TV show?

Name the two actors?

21. Name the TV show?

Name the presenter?

Complete the catchphrase - "Let's go wild .. ... ......"

22. VIDEO CLIP/SONG. 'Morecombe And Wise' -

Watch the video first ...

What did they 'have' for breakfast?

Round 4. My Top 10 Most Memorable Adverts

Identify what is being advertised, then watch the adverts...

Name the dried food?

Name the chocolate bar?

Name the box of chocolates?

Name the drink?

And the two actors?

Name the bread?

Name the telephone book?

Name the man/author?

Name the blend of tea?

What is being advertised?

And by whom?

Name the cat?

What is being advertised?

Who took his pants off?

Who sang 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'?

Round 4. Music

Choose a couple of songs to play for a singalong...

33. From which type of shop would you have brought eggs and dairy produce?

34. From which type of shop would you have brought clothes from?

35. From which type of shop would you have brought diamonds from?

36. Complete the names of these high street banks which no longer exist?

- Abbey ........

- Bristol & ....

- Mid....

- Northern ....

- TS.

37. From which type of shop would you have brought a loaf of bread from?

38. From which type of shop would you have brought boots/

39. From which type of shop would you have brought flowers?

40. From which type of shop would you have brought cigarettes from?

41. From which type of shop would you have brought cockles and mussels from?

What was the horse's name?


You are planning a visit to your local market.

Write a shopping list of things you would need for a fancy meal.

Set a price limit of say £50.

Or, you could bring in a shopping bag of various items and have members put them in order from lowest to highest price items. Put a price sticker on the bottom of each item for the reveal.

Make sure one of the items can be opened and eaten with a cup of tea.


1. - C&A


- Dixons

- Blockbuster

- Toys R Us

2. - Gobstopper

- Flying Saucer

- Humbug

- Fruit Salad

- Black Jack

3. - Fishmonger

- Greengrocer

- Newsagent

- Supermarket

- Off Licence

4. Milk Float

5. Coal Bunker

6. Morrisons




7. Dave Lee Travis

8. 1971

9. Farthing, Ha'penny, Penny (Coppers)


Tanner (Six pence)

Bob (Shilling)

Florin' (Two shillings)

Half Crown (Two and a half shillings)

Crown (Five shillings)

10. Cash Register

11. In pounds and ounces

12. Winston Churchill

Jane Austen

JW Turner

Alan Turing

13. Argos

14. Swedish Krona (It has not yet taken on the Euro)

15. 'Are You Being Served?' / Grace Brothers / "My Pussy"

16. 'Crossroads'

- Meg Richardson

- Amy Turtle

- Shugie McFee

- Sandy Richardson

- Benny Hawkins

17. 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' / Michael Palin & John Cleese

18. 'The Two Ronnies' / Ronnie Corbett & Ronnie Barker

19. 'Open All Hours' / David Jason & Ronnie Barker

20. 'The One Ronnie' / Ronnie Corbett & Harry Enfield

21. 'Supermarket Sweep' / Dale Winton / "Let's go wild in the aisles!"

22. Grapefruit, Toast, Eggs (Omelette), Pancakes & Sausages

23. 'Cadbury's Smash'

24. 'Milky Bar'

25. 'Milk Tray'

26. 'Cinzano Bianco' / Joan Collins & Leonard Rossiter

27. 'Hovis'

28. 'Yellow Pages' / J.R. Hartley

29. 'PG Tips'

30. 'Mild Green Fairy Liquid' / Nanette Newman

31. Charlie

32. 'Levi's 501' / Nick Kamen

33. Grocery Store

34. Draper's or Haberdashery

35. Jewellery

36. - Abbey National

- Bristol & West

- Midland

- Northern Rock


37. Bakery

38. Shoe Shop

39. Florist

40. Tobacconist

41. Fishmongers

42. Trigger


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