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The name was first used in 1983 to re-brand the Marley Homecare chain.

1986 Ward White acquired the Payless DIY chain[1]

1989 Boots acquired Ward White[2]

1990 Payless DIY and W H Smith Do It All were merged and became Do It All Ltd, a joint venture of Boots and W H Smith.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Mar. 8, 1986
  2. The Times Aug. 21, 1989