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Colne Co-Op: Overview

Colne & District Co-Operative Society – Overview The first store run on a co-operative basis in Colne appears to have begun about 1848 in what was the Chartist news room in Parliament Street.  However, this […]

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Old Duke Inn (Waterside)

Old Duke Inn – Waterside The “Duke of William” was the oldest Waterside pub. It was built in 1709 and was located at No. 6 Mill Green, Waterside. The inn changed its name in 1745 […]

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Colne Co-Op: Langroyd Road

Colne & District Co-Operative Society: Langroyd Road Then The Colne & District Co-operative on Langroyd Road store featured a Grocery and a Butchering section.  Note the old cast iron gas lamp in the foreground of […]

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Colne Co-op: Bakery & Abattoir

Colne & District Co-op: Bakery & Abattoir The Colne & District Co-operative Bakery, abattoir (slaughterhouse) were situated on Stanley Street, Colne. (As well as their pork butchering dept., joinery & undertaking dept. and dairy dept.). Co-op […]

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Colne Co-Op: Waterside

Colne & District Co-operative Society: Waterside The first store run on a co-operative basis in Colne appears to have begun about 1848 in what was the Chartist news room in Parliament Street.  However, this business […]

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Colne & Trawden Model Building Society

Colne & Trawden Model Building Society: Prospectus Whilst researching material related to  the Colne & District Co-op, we came across an interesting leaflet.  In fact, it was a prospectus for the Colne &  Trawden Model […]

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Colne Co-Op – Alkincoats Road

Colne & District Co-Op – Alkincoats Road Then: Colne & District Co-operative branch at Alkincoats Road consisted of a grocery and a butchering department.   Now: As of Nov 2019, this building is now being […]

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Colne Co-Op – Shackleton Hall

Colne Co-Op – Co-operative Hall (now Shackleton Hall) Then: When built, the ‘Central Premises’ on Church Street was originally known as the Co-operative Hall. The store(s) opened for business on 17 Apr 1889, but the […]

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Colne Co-Op – Norway House

Colne Co-Op – “New Central Premises” (Norway House, Albert Road) Then: Norway house is located on Albert Road, just above Colne Muni and is a significant building. It terms of the Co-op, it was home […]

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Colne Co-op – Members Calendar 1920.

Colne & District Co-Op: Members Calendar 1920 The Colne & District Co-op members calendar 1920 lists a whole bunch of business premises.  There were shops all around Colne for: grocery, butchering, boot & shoe, clogs […]