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The old Co-op Building
The old Co-op Building
Photo: Veronica
Views: 777
Item #: 35072
The opposite side of the road from the Furniture store

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 17th April 2024 at 20:24

I didn't usually go that far up Standishgate....I rarely went past C and A's. but I DO remember it.....even back then I liked 1930s-style buildings. When I went in, I recall it looked very bare and I think it must have been ready for closing down.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th April 2024 at 21:06

I remember it in the early sixties I very often went in there.

Comment by: Philip Cunliffe on 17th April 2024 at 22:26

I can remember the quorp very well.
What I also can remember is the EWS signage. I don’t know if any are still around.

Comment by: Linma on 18th April 2024 at 14:08

Was the Co-Op butchers in that building?

Comment by: Peter Walsh on 18th April 2024 at 14:13

My mother would send m to the Coop grocery shop round the corner. I remember the long slip to stick on the Divi. Sheet. I would then call in Monks bakery for the bread and a hot penny loaf for myself and back to my grandmothers in Acton Street. 1953 - 1955.

Comment by: Owd viewer on 18th April 2024 at 15:13

I think when my mam died in1963 we had a meal upstairs in the Co-op.

Comment by: DerekB on 18th April 2024 at 18:40

In the Co-op store there was a butchers, a grocers, a TV and electrical dept., a shoe dept. and a mens and womens clothing dept. Upstairs there was a Cafe and around the corner of the street leading into St. George's church was the Co-op dentist's

Comment by: Donald Underwood on 19th April 2024 at 12:12

Every time I visited the Co-op Dentist,Mr Thom in the forties,I would be given chloroform and afterwards taken to Platts of Wallgate for a Wiliam book
The only other department I remember was the chemist supervised by Miss Flo Riley
er father was famous for driving a bus in the Generalstrike of 1926

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 19th April 2024 at 15:55

I can't recall Platt's of Wallgate , Donald, only Starr's and Wilding's for books and stationery. I love bookshops and wish I had known it. I have mentioned before that I still have some Milly-Molly-Mandy books that were bought for me as a child from upstairs in Boots'....the price is still in....6/-.

Comment by: Donald Underwood on 20th April 2024 at 18:57

Irene.It was across the road from Starr's Maybe it became Wildings

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