Rumbelows was an electrical and electronics retailer on Market Street, Hyde , now the site of Ca$h Converters. In it's heyday it rivalled Currys, Dixons and Comet. I used to love to buy ex chart singles from here - 25p a go.
Fred Dawes established the company as a chain of television and radio rental shops in the 1950s, naming it Fred Dawes. In 1969, the business was sold to Radio Rentals (which had merged with Thorn Electrical Industries in 1968), and all the rental accounts were transferred to Radio Rentals. All 90 of the Fred Dawes high street stores became electrical retailers instead, and were renamed Rumbelows. The demise of Rumbelows started in the early 1990's with all shops closing by February 1995.
For two seasons, from 1990 to 1992, Rumbelows were the title sponsor of the English Football League Cup, a professional association football competition.
Rumbelows circa 1995
Next to Rumbelows you can see Hibbertsons the Bakers who also had a cafe as part of the shop.