23 August 2015

Rugby and Long Lawford

Lawford Road Rugby

Rugby new department store

Rugby new department store

King Edward Street

King Edward Street
Murray Street
Cross Street

Long Lawford store

02 August 2015

Rushden Northants

By kind permission of the Rusden Research, the Rushden and District History Society here are some historical pictures of Rushden Co-op from the 100 slides of the Co-op in Rushden, collected together by Eric Fowell.

Fish and Chip shop

Central Store

01 August 2015

Welingborough Town Centre branch store

Kettering central stores and productive premises

Corby former Kettering Society and new superstore

Corby New Town

Corby New Town
Corby New Town

Corby Old Village

Corby Old Village

Corby New Town Superstore

07 July 2015


Theale Berkshire

05 July 2015

Two former London Stores - Goodmayes and King Street Hammersmith

With grateful thanks to the Bishopsgate Institute and Stefan Dickers who looks after the London Co-operative Society archives I can show you a picture of a grocery store that isn't there any more (Goodmayes) and King Street Hammersmith Department store, the only freehold site in the Hammersmith shopping centre (according to something I read in Co-op news years ago.)

King Street Hammersmith in its CRS days

01 July 2015


Former Central at Wolverhampton

Nice and central new store

Shrewsbury former central

Shrewsbury Central

Plaque on Shrewsbury Central




Former Oswestry Central

Oswestry nearly Central

Oswestry largish store

Oswestry smaller store

Oswestry Travel

Oswestry Workers co-op

Gobowen and Pant

Thanks to two good co-operators for facilitating these next few posts
Pant in Shropshire

Gobowen in Shropshire

05 May 2015

Chalton Street, London

Features in the 1959 book, Co-opearative Architecture

26 April 2015


Thanks to Mike for this picture.