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

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