Service please – Remembering the Barnsley British Co-operative Society

explore the history of the
Barnsley British Co-operative Society

From the opening of the first store in 1862 to the boom years of the 1950s, the Barnsley Co-op remained at the heart of the community. Many people have fond memories of their time spent working for, and shopping at, the Barnsley Co-op.

Through a Heritage Lottery Funded project, staff and volunteers have researched a large selection of shops across Barnsley and parts of South & West Yorkshire. Explore the history of a selection of branch stores on the link below.

If you would like to find out more you can visit Barnsley Archives and Local Studies in the Town Hall or email archives@barnsley.gov.uk

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