Visitors' Book

We welcome feedback from museum visitors. If you have a comment, suggestion, or a recollection of shopping or working at Sainsbury's to share, please email us.

Sheila Currall, Atlanta, Georgia
I'm thrilled with your virtual museum. I am originally from Birmingham and met and married my American husband Mike eleven years ago and live in the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. I have always been a big shopper at Sainsbury's stores in the Birmingham suburbs and also when I lived in Chelmsford Essex. I REALLY miss Sainsbury's and when I come over I ALWAYS have to bring a couple of boxes of SAINSBURY'S RED LABEL back with me to the States. If friends come over to visit, they cannot come over unless the bring me at least a couple of the largest boxes you sell of RED LABEL tea. If they don't bring anything else with them, they have to bring MY TEA! I have to have my cuppa in the morning and yours is by far the best. Unfortunately your wonderful pork pies are considered contraband by the customs people so I have to come over there to get my pork pie fix. As I only average about one trip every four years, that's tough to take!

Keep up the good work with the virtual museum. I'm going to try some of your recipes - they'll go just wonderfully with my tea! Here's at least one fan in the States. Looking forward to meeting Harry the guide - he's kinda cute - great dimples.

Mrs C B Newberry, Birdwood Nursery, Maidenhead
The material is very visual and perfect for pre-school. When used with modern photographs it enabled us to make direct comparisons between the present and the past.

Mrs T Beebe, Pokesdown Primary School, Bournemouth
First class! The images and information on the site provided a wonderful research tool that led us to contact the Archives for further material. It was part of a local history study. We had a wonderful time using the images received to perform a study on the countries where foods came from allowing us to make geographical comparisons. We then held an open day for the parents to see the work that had been done.

Mrs R Pike, Head of ICT, Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School, Liverpool
It was user-friendly and the design is perfect for those who lack confidence in the use of ICT in the classroom.

Mr G Dixon, Head of ICT, St Margaret Mary’s Junior School, Huyton, Liverpool
I look at around 50 web pages a day and your site stood out as one of the best. It is a good site; clear informative, and instantly interesting. I am currently liaising with the head of history to ascertain useful sites for teaching history using ICT, and yours certainly does that.

Mr A Hier, Head of History, Thomas Tallis School, Blackheath
Ground breaking. The great thing about the internet and web pages, is that they offer new opportunities for learning, but the aspect of how children learn from the internet is rarely explored. The great thing about the Sainsbury’s Archives site is that it works with teachers to help children achieve this. The written materials are designed for teachers; they are linked to National Attainment Targets, plus they can be easily downloaded and used with the minimum preparation. Once the teacher has photocopied the worksheets and handed them out, the children can get onto the site and start learning.

Miss N Ashford, Fourth year student, University of Wales, Bangor
I was so impressed with the presentation and information included on the pages that I made a point of showing my history teacher, and through his enthusiasm, a class of first year students.

Dr Simon Thurley, Director, Museum of London
We were amazed by the richness of your collection and the importance of your Archive.

Doug Mitchell, Dearborn, Michigan USA
Your wonderful, informative, captivating site made me late for work! It really provides a sense of turn of the century life - I loved it.

Jim Woods, Sainsbury's Pensioner
I thought your site magnificent. I remember when the big Gold Letters on Sainsbury's shopfronts were taken down. I believe they were originally installed over the fascias so that the shop could be easily recognised when the blinds were pulled down as they often were. They were taken down and disposed of, mainly by burning ... the story goes but it may have been apochryphal that they tried to salvage the gold leaf during the burning process....