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Blantyre Co-op Central Premises

From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017 Blantyre Co-operative Society Central Premises    Blantyre Co-operative Society’s Central premises was a former large L shaped, impressive building in Low Blantyre, which contained several Co-op shops, their Head Office and large community hall at the western side of […]

Blantyre Co-operative Society

Blantyre Co-operative Society    The Co-operative Society has long played a vital part in Blantyre’s commerce since the 1880’s. It was such a monumental part of everyday life in in this town that it’s worth touching upon their history further. Although the Co-op, as an enterprise has roots as far back as 1844, I discovered […]

Stonefield Independent Co-op

  The Stonefield Independent Co-operative Society was formed in 1884. It served as an alternative (but similar) to the larger Blantyre Co-operative Society. However after 48 years of operating, on the evening of Saturday 30th April 1932, the Stonefield Independent Co-op society ceased trading independently and merged with the larger society. The properties and shops […]