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PhiliPamInCoventry
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Midland Red
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Just under 10 years ago (yes, TEN YEARS!!!)….
On 18th Jul 2011 10:28am, Midland Red said: Grandma's was 32034 and mum's was 49687
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argon
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229 of 235  Tue 22nd Jun 2021 4:38pm  
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Of course I remember our Co-op number. I also remember, in 1947 at the age of ten, being sent to the Co by my dad to buy cigarettes. He had a newsagent shop at the time and ciggies were allocated and short supply, so to keep his customers happy he used to get what he could from the Co which was not a lot and he, my mum and I would take it in turns to go to get them. Then his profit was just the Co-op divi on the sale but it kept another customer happy! Don't ask me how I was sold cigarettes at that age.
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On 19th Jun 2021 10:11am, Prof said: Dream, I was in the Co-op mens' department with Mr Roberts in the vacations from Bristol during the summers, Christmas and I think Easter vacations. As you say he was a very nice person. Mostly the staff with him were ladies but I also worked on the first floor tailoring and school uniforms, and would occasionally be sent downstairs when they were busy. The boss in my time there was a Mr Dunford who was a keen bowls player, and a bigger, taller man upstairs was a Mr Brown.
As 'Mods/Suedeheads' we had embroidered badges in the shape of a shield or crest with our initials on which we sewed on to our blazer (not school obviously), pockets ordered from the upstairs Men's Dept. at the Corporation St. store Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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231 of 235  Wed 23rd Jun 2021 4:55am  
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On 19th Jun 2021 10:11am, Prof said: Dream, I was in the Co-op mens' department with Mr Roberts
Prof, Did you ever pick up on Cyril's Welsh accent. You may have heard him say "That's champion" when showing his approval? He also met Clair Shepherd whilst working at the Co. and married her (my husband’s mother). They were so well suited (excuse the pun). Edited by member, 23rd Jun 2021 4:58 am
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232 of 235  Fri 9th Jul 2021 8:37pm  
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Don't think I remember the accent Dream but my grandad (originally from Grantham) also said "That's Champion!"
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The Co-op bread came by horse and cart too. Post copied from topic Coventry's Dairies on 23rd Jul 2021 4:53 pm
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Annewiggy
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My dad’s first job in about 1930 was as van boy to the Co-op Bakery. He had to go and fetch the horse from the stables and hitch it to the van and then go round with the van man and take the basket to the doors.
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On 21st Jan 2021 1:31pm, lindatee2002 said: We used to shop at the Co-op in Radford…
Which Co-op in Radford? We lived in Rollason Road and mum used the one on Burnaby Road. Sometimes, not very often, she went in the one opposite the Whitmore pub
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