Another wonderful photo of High Blantyre Main Street, from the 1920’s. On the right, in the Co-operative building (now Costcutters), a child carries the shopping basket of a mother or grandmother. A boy look on at the camera and the Co-operative delivery horse and cart looks fully loaded, ready to set off from the […]
To the immediate west and joined to the Co-op Emporium were 2 separate Co-op buildings. A 3 storey tall tenement and a 2 storey tenement further west, the original Co-op older building. Lets look at each in order of their addresses, starting at 235-239 Glasgow Road, the 3 storey tenement. These buildings […]
At the end of May 1978, the enquiry set up to address final objections to the Glasgow Road redevelopment was avoided at the last minute. In an 11th hour decision, the Co-operative decided not to object to the ASDA store plans being proposed for Blantyre, bringing sighs of relief to Hamilton District Council. The Co-op […]
Blantyre man Gordon Cook, sent me the attached photos of Blantyre Co-operative Society checks. Gordon added, “I think various Co-ops introduced their own tokens at different times for their own particular purposes, for instance, you might find some Societies produced bread tokens while others distributed tokens for milk or coal. Originally these checks were integral […]
1920 Glasgow Road. Stonefield Tavern on the left, The Co-op building nearby. Tram lines in the street and what busy pavements. The vacant ground on the right eventually became the Broadway Picture house.
Can anybody remember Co-operative tokens? These Blantyre token i think date from the 1960s and could be used in any co-op in Blantyre. However, i’m keen to know more and i’m sure there are many readers out there who knew what these little coloured tokens were for.