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Beamish 1900's.Town 3/5

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Final Part

The Co-op store at Beamish came from Annfield Plain, like the shop I featured yesterday. This trio of shots shows the outside and two of the inside giving a good idea of the large range of goods available in the early 1900’s. Thanks to all of you who left comments while I was away last week, i have read and enjoyed them all.

Beamish 1900's.Town 3/5

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Final Part

The Co-op store at Beamish came from Annfield Plain, like the shop I featured yesterday. This trio of shots shows the outside and two of the inside giving a good idea of the large range of goods available in the early 1900’s. Thanks to all of you who left comments while I was away last week, i have read and enjoyed them all.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 10 Jul 2017, 01:56
A fabulous trio of shots, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
The horses are my favorite part!
Brian Walbey: I nearly got run over by the horses, the driver suddenly turned directly towards me as I took the picture to go down an alleyway behind me without any warning!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 10 Jul 2017, 05:31
A bit different from the Co-op Supermarket shelves today, Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Lisl, but much more character.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 10 Jul 2017, 06:20
There are so many details to notice here
Brian Walbey: No doubt, like me, this takes you back to our childhood years Chris.
These old-timey shops are wonderful yo reminisce over, Brian, aren't they! smile
Brian Walbey: Just like when we were kids Ginnie.
The Co-op meant that people could buy unadulterated food at reasonable prices.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it did Bill. We have a fairly large Co-op in our town centre and then about 3 years ago Asda opened a similar sized shop just up the road. Tesco have also opened a small tesco Express and now one can go into the co-op and be one of a very few customers, it is quite sad, we still use the Co as much as we can to support it.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Jul 2017, 08:22
Shopping was a completely different experience then Brian.
Brian Walbey: This is just what it was like when we were kids isn't it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Jul 2017, 08:47
What we would refer to as a general dealer - there still are such shops in some of our small towns and farms roads, out in the nowheres. At the back there will be a big 1,000 litre drum on stilts, each for diesel, kerosene and petrol. The farmers also created a co-op per region of our erstwhile provinces. Not all towns had a co-op branch (shop and silo's). Over the years, these regional co-ops grew into industrial giants.
Brian Walbey: When one travels about there are still small grocer shops on housing estates, we have a couple where I live, but the big supermarkets rule thwe roost almost everywhere.
excellent post, Brian. it looks like a sizeable establishment.
Brian Walbey: Yes quite big ayush, and all dismantled from somewhere else and bought in and rebuilt.
Seems an interesting place for sure.
Brian Walbey: This shop took me right back to my childhood.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jul 2017, 14:26
Could you buy also some goods in this CO-op shop, for example sunlight soap? I remember such shops, Gemichtwarenläden or Kolonialwarenläden, in my childhood in Berlin. Chad is right.
Brian Walbey: I think it was possible to purchase things in the shop, I was too busy taking photos.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jul 2017, 14:39
Your pictures are making me want to go back to Beamish for a visit.
Brian Walbey: Well worth it Anne, but in reality it needs more than one day to do it justice.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jul 2017, 18:57
Its the sort of place where you could buy four screws (and four candles smile ) rather than a packet of twenty. Were there prices displayed?
Brian Walbey: I was too busy taking photos to look for purchase details, but you are right about things being sold in mixed quantities.
I remember it well - the cafe upstairs was doing a roaring trade!
Brian Walbey: I know there is a cafe there but we didn't visit as we were trying to fit in as much as possible before our coach departed for the hotel.

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