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Co-op Corner, Lingdale

The reverse of this unused Brittain and Wright postcard entitled ”Lingdale” bore penciled note: ’The Co-operative Stores corner’, hence our use in the title. Also in the back ground can be seen the trees of Nova Scotia Plantation, this was to the south of the mine in Lingdale; whilst the woodland (not visible in this image) to the north of Lingdale mine was known as Nova Scotia wood. The mine occupied the area now given over to the light industrial estate and several motor vehicle sales outlets. The wall on the left of the image faced an area of open ground now occupied by Meadow Dale Court and Lingdale village hall.
Image and title courtesy of Jean Carass, additional information courtesy of Lingdale History, ECOL Archives sites and historical map sites.

4 comments to Co-op Corner, Lingdale

  • Ann Jackson

    Did the Coop shop become Ditchburns News agents ?

  • Derek Dobson

    My grandad shared a passion of horse racing with Tom and would spruce himself up, leave pigs and have day at races together , riding in toms car, he really looked forward to outings.

  • Derek Dobson

    I remember as a small child the inside of the store seemed massive, they used to donate to the top end bonfire collectuons. NOW some 50 plus years later i return to my village. The Old CooP is now a convenience stoe/ off license packed floor to ceiling with produce to tempt the residents of what has remained a close community.

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