Officially opened by Princess in '82
Staff at the Green Park Sainsbury's have been taking a trip down memory lane as part of the store's 30th birthday celebrations.
The supermarket was officially opened by Princess Margaret and John Sainsbury in 1982 and at the time heralded a new era in the way people did their grocery shopping.
Highlighting how times have changed, a report in the Chronicle of the day informed readers that the wide range of goods available meant they would be able to purchase "exotic" fruits such as mangoes and kiwis, which have now become commonplace.
Customers were able to pick from 6,000 different products, with the range now expanded to more than 40,000 today.
There are 12 current members of staff who have worked at the store since it opened and some have been with Sainsbury's for even longer having transferred from other shops in the area.
Confectioner Angie Moon, 61, remembers applying for the job initially as a way to make some extra money for her family.
The grandmother-of-four said: "I started here when my children went to school. I just thought it would be a way to get some money together, but then you end up staying.
"At the beginning, because it was such a new store there was a lot of extra work. You were asked to do any hours you could to keep the store up to scratch."
Lin Savery, 59, from Twerton, works on the deli counter and said she had seen many changes over the 30 years she had been there.
While warehouse worker Andy Perkins, 60, who lives in The Oval, said he had stayed for so many years because it was such a good company to work for.
A display of old photographs showing the history of the Green Park site has been put up in the staff canteen and will eventually be moved up into the main store for the customers to look at.
Deputy manager Dave Boddy said the whole concept of supermarket shopping and customer expectations had changed dramatically.
He said: "It has expanded hugely. The fruit and veg section for example, the selection all those years ago would have been relatively small. What we have got now is probably ten times the size or more and the expectation from the customer is that goods will be available all year round."