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leggotts95
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Colorwave

Postby leggotts95 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:15 pm

Does anyone remember the Colorwave photo lab which closed around 1989/90? I have some photo's which have all the staff in them, and although i can remember some names, some i simply can't. My name's Caroline and i was a processor. Other names i can recall are Graham, the owner, Paul, Lynn, Mark, Rose, Jason and maybe Debbie? Wonder what you are all doing now? Good fun working there but seems a lifetime ago now!

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Hairygit
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Re: Colorwave

Postby Hairygit » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:32 pm

Yes, I do remember it, used to be in the little passageway between Grove Road and Winchelsea Road, joined the two roads at the bottom with the alleyway (We used to call Dog**it Alley :lol: ) that ran up behind the houses in Grove Road and Winchelsea Road. Apart from the sign above the door we had no idea what went on inside!

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Richard
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Re: Colorwave

Postby Richard » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:27 pm

According to Hastings Chronicle:

1990 Early June – The Colorwave photographic processing laboratory on the Churchfield industrial estate closed, losing 21 jobs.

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Re: Colorwave

Postby Hairygit » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:02 am

When I was talking about would have been mid to late 1970's, long before Churchfields was built, so they must have moved up there in later years.

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Re: Colorwave

Postby Richard » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:01 pm

Either way it sounds like 'Colorwave' were a fast-photo-processing outfit who were successful for a while in Hastings.
Doubtless Tesco, Boots and other dedicated photo labs like Bonusprint and Truprint began to dominate that arena and 'Colorwave' could not compete.


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