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« Reply #2145 on: February 16, 2012, 02:30:18 PM »
Phil,I agree with you if the shop in question was on the side of the road where the co op dairy was as I did say so in a past post on page 167 reply 1835.

as we have brought up the co op, we know that number 1 branch was on Gt Francis st and the one on Nechells park rd was number 3 branch, so I found out from this photo taken in 1905. I was wondering if you knowledge of where about was the number 2 branch was?
 
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« Reply #2146 on: February 16, 2012, 02:48:28 PM »
According to Linda & Anthony Chew's book, "The coop in Birmingham" , there were severla no 1 branches, as , as one closed , another was given the title. It also states that no 2 branch (presumably the first no 2)   on corner 104 coventry rd & Herbert St

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« Reply #2147 on: February 16, 2012, 03:06:42 PM »
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I agree with Mike, if you tried to sort the order of Co op shops by photos alone you would go mental. I have the same book as Mike and from it this is another No 3 Branch in Cheetham rd this time.
 
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« Reply #2148 on: February 16, 2012, 03:51:59 PM »
Phil have you any knowledge of when the Dairy was built I would imagine a site that big would take a couple of years, it may help to give an approx.date that demolition of the original buildings took place.Dek

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« Reply #2149 on: February 16, 2012, 04:37:40 PM »
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I don't think the shop on Great Francis St was specifically built for the Co op. I think they moved in to a small shop at 14 Great Francis St 1881 (down by the Billiard Hall I think). By 1884 they had outgrown it and relocated to the corner of Newdegate St. They added and extended the premises over the years.
 
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« Reply #2150 on: February 16, 2012, 07:43:03 PM »
Hi all, mike thank you for looking up the number 3 branch which as you say was on the corner of coventry rd and Herbert rd this would make sense to me as it is in Bordesley, I had an idea it be a close neighborhood distinct to Duddeston/Nechells
 
Phil I go mental!!, the wife thinks I am already so she keeps telling me!!
 
anyway where is or was Cheetham rd? as you know where I come from there is a street of the same name
 
sorry for the late reply had to go Bl**dy shopping
 
I am wondering if my memory is still correct in saying that the Nechells Park rd branch had a cash and change fly by wire cash system? as I was very young when I seen this, it may have been else where perhaps member gibson can help on this one? as I am sure she has used the shop more times than I have
 
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« Reply #2151 on: February 16, 2012, 07:55:30 PM »
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Sorry mate is just silly me putting blind faith in the written word again. It's obviously meant to mean Cheatham St Nechells.  I have no idea about the Nechells Park Rd shop as I never as much as entered it.
 
 
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« Reply #2152 on: February 16, 2012, 08:09:11 PM »
 Quote:--         I am wondering if my memory is till correct in saying that the Nechells Park rd branch had a cash and change fly by wire cash system? as I was very young when I seen this, it may have been else where perhaps member gibson can help on this one? as I am sure she has used the shop more times than I have




Pud we had this system at no 1 in Gt Francis St used to love watching it flying around when younger.Dek

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« Reply #2153 on: February 16, 2012, 09:29:21 PM »
Pudding, you are right in saying that the Co Op in Nechells Park Road, had a fly by wire cash system,  As did Lathams drapery store, on Nechells Green, I used to stand and watch the lady in the box, put the change in, and send it down the wire, happy memories  ;)

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« Reply #2154 on: February 16, 2012, 09:40:15 PM »
Can anyone remember if the shop at Great Francis Street was ever taken over by anyone else before it closed down. I seem to have a hazy recollection of going in there to buy some underwear in the mid 60's.
 
All I can remember is how old fashioned the shop was with little drawers full of different articles of clothing and one of those sliding ladders to access the different drawers.
 
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« Reply #2155 on: February 17, 2012, 05:25:21 PM »
According to Linda & Anthony Chew's book, "The coop in Birmingham" , there were severla no 1 branches, as , as one closed , another was given the title. It also states that no 2 branch (presumably the first no 2)   on corner 104 coventry rd & Herbert St
   
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