In the year 1989, the Berlin Wall came down, Margaret Thatcher reigned supreme and the first GPS satellite was placed into orbit.

It was also the year that someone took a collection of photographs of Sainsbury's in Kempshott (or Hatch Warren, depending on your disposition). 

These stunning pictures showing ordinary scenes hark back to a simpler time of shopping with mum and dad, modest family cars and rock-bottom petrol prices. 

Basingstoke Gazette: Simple times! (Sainsbury's archive)Simple times! (Sainsbury's archive)

Basingstoke Gazette:

Basingstoke Gazette:

With the powder blue skies and fluffy white clouds, somehow everything in these images appears shinier and cleaner than today. 

In one wholesome shot, a young boy helping a woman with her shopping.

In another, a man looks up at the petrol prices as he fills his car - perhaps unable to believe his fortune at getting to pay 37p per litre.

The collection of images, collated by Sainsbury's archives, were taken during 1989.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Basingstoke Gazette:

Those who have lived in Basingstoke since the 1990s will recall the brown brick exterior with the older style sign outside the building.

The supermarket underwent a make-over with a modern feel in the 2000s.