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We're Gonna Party Like it's 1979

It’s party time at Sainsbury Archive

 As the festive period is nearly upon us we thought we would have a look at some of the items in the archive that might have graced parties over the 20th century.

 

First, let’s have a look at what might have been on the drinks trolleys.

 

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SA_PKC_PRO_1_18_2_4_9_1_1 Sainsbury's Moroccan Red Wine label, 1970

 

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SA_PKC_PRO_1_18_2_4_8_8_4 Sainsbury's Italian Bianco Vermouth label, 1976

 

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SA_PKC_PRO_1_18_2_1_17_2 Sainsbury's Ginger Beer Shandy proof of label, 1965

 

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SA_PKC_PRO_1_18_2_1_16_3 Sainsbury's Ginger Beer proof of label, 1979

 

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SA_PKC_PRO_1_18_2_1_8_1 Sainsbury's Pale Ale (four cans) packaging, 1969

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/11/2/2/19/1 - Sainsbury's Whole Orange Drink 2.27 litres 0.5 gal label
SA/PKC/PRO/1/11/2/2/19/1 - Sainsbury's Whole Orange Drink 2.27 litres 0.5 label, 1970

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/11/2/2/30/1 - Sainsbury's Cola 11½ fl oz proof of label, c. 1970
SA/PKC/PRO/1/11/2/2/30/1 - Sainsbury's Cola 11½ fl oz proof of label, c. 1970

 

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SA_PKC_PRO_1_18_2_3_5 Sainsbury's Dry Gin label, [1970s]

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/18/2/2/5/1 - Sainsbury's Cyprus Cream Sherry label, 1967
SA/PKC/PRO/1/18/2/2/5/1 - Sainsbury's Cyprus Cream Sherry label, 1967

 

 

What is a party without snacks? What is a party without party biscuits? Here are some tempting snacks from the archive to impress any guest.

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/2/2/1/50/1 - Sainsbury's Party Biscuits packet
SA/PKC/PRO/1/2/2/1/50/1 Sainsbury's Party Biscuits packet, [1960s]

 

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SA_PKC_PRO_1_4_3_12 Sainsbury's Shelled Almonds box, [1960s]

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/4/2/3/2/6/1 - Sainsbury's Cheese and Onion Flavour Potato Crisps, 1970s-1980s
SA/PKC/PRO/1/4/2/3/2/6/1 - Sainsbury's Cheese and Onion Flavour Potato Crisps, 1970s-1980s

 

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SA_PKC_PRO_1_4_3_10 Sainsbury's Chocolate Nut & Fruit Assortment box, 1996

 

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SA_PKC_PRO_1_4_3_2 Sainsbury's Chocolate Covered Turkish Delight cardboard box, 1980s-1990s

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/2/2/4/15/1 - Sainsbury's Dessert Wafers with Vanilla Filling label, 1960s
SA/PKC/PRO/1/2/2/4/15/1 - Sainsbury's Dessert Wafers with Vanilla Filling label, 1960s

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/4/2/3/1/2/1 - Sainsbury's Potato Chips packet, c. 1967
SA/PKC/PRO/1/4/2/3/1/2/1 - Sainsbury's Potato Chips packet, c. 1967

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/23/4/1/7 - Photograph (transparency) of Sainsbury's 6 Mince Pies: Delicious Hot or Cold
SA/PKC/PRO/1/23/4/1/7 - Photograph (transparency) of Sainsbury's 6 Mince Pies: Delicious Hot or Cold

 

Now, let’s move onto pudding.

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/3/1/7 - Sainsbury's Rich Christmas Pudding with Guinness and Rum packaging design
SA/PKC/PRO/1/3/1/7 - Sainsbury's Rich Christmas Pudding with Guinness and Rum packaging design

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/3/2/2/1/1 - Sainsbury's Walnut Gateau packet, 1960s
SA/PKC/PRO/1/3/2/2/1/1 - Sainsbury's Walnut Gateau packet, 1960s

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/3/2/3/37/1 - Sainsbury's Blancmange Powder packet, 1960s
SA/PKC/PRO/1/3/2/3/37/1 - Sainsbury's Blancmange Powder packet, 1960s

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/10/2/1/1/1 - Sainsbury's 6 Choc Ices packaging, c. 1970s
SA/PKC/PRO/1/10/2/1/1/1 Sainsbury's 6 Choc Ices packaging, c. 1970s

 

Perhaps I could tempt you with some dessert cheese?

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/6/2/2/7 - Creme d'Or Dessert Cheese label
SA/PKC/PRO/1/6/2/2/7 - Creme d'Or Dessert Cheese label, 1930s

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/6/2/2/9 - Sainsbury's French Brie label
SA/PKC/PRO/1/6/2/2/9 Sainsbury's French Brie label, 1976

 

SA/PKC/PRO/1/6/2/2/1/1 - Genuine Swiss Gruyere Cheese Sainsbury Brand label
SA/PKC/PRO/1/6/2/2/1/1 Genuine Swiss Gruyere Cheese Sainsbury Brand label, 1930s