Bygone Times

Colne & Trawden Model Building Society

Colne & Trawden Model Building Society: Prospectus Whilst researching material related to  the Colne & District Co-op, we came across an interesting leaflet.  In fact, it was a prospectus for the Colne &  Trawden Model […]


About Coffee: Change of Ownership

About Coffee: Change of Ownership We will be saying farewell to Susan & Colin on Friday 29th Nov 2019.  That will be their last day at About Coffee, Colne.  About Coffee will not be closing, […]

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Colne Co-Op – Alkincoats Road

Colne & District Co-Op – Alkincoats Road Then: Colne & District Co-operative branch at Alkincoats Road consisted of a grocery and a butchering department.   Now: As of Nov 2019, this building is now being […]

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Colne Co-Op – Shackleton Hall

Colne Co-Op – Co-operative Hall (now Shackleton Hall) Then: When built, the ‘Central Premises’ on Church Street was originally known as the Co-operative Hall. The store(s) opened for business on 17 Apr 1889, but the […]

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Colne Co-Op – Norway House

Colne Co-Op – “New Central Premises” (Norway House, Albert Road) Then: Norway house is located on Albert Road, just above Colne Muni and is a significant building. It terms of the Co-op, it was home […]


Shadow Health Secretary Visit

Shadow Health Secretary Visit to Nelson & Colne Angela Rayner (Shadow Education Secretary) and Azhar Ali (Labour Party) where out mingling with the crowds in Nelson during the Lancashire Day event on Sat 23rd Nov […]

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Colne Co-op – Members Calendar 1920.

Colne & District Co-Op: Members Calendar 1920 The Colne & District Co-op members calendar 1920 lists a whole bunch of business premises.  There were shops all around Colne for: grocery, butchering, boot & shoe, clogs […]

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Colne Co-Op – Primet Bridge (Branch 4)

Colne & District Co-Op – Primet Bridge (Branch No. 4) Then: The Colne & District Co-Op Branch No. 4 at Primet Bridge.   Now: The building is currently occupied by Ava Rose Hamilton Bridal Boutique […]

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Colne Co-Op – Burnley Road (Branch 21)

Colne Co-Op – Burnley Road (Branch 21) Then: Imagine you’re stood outside The Spinning Mill pub on Burnley Road.  The Burnley Road Branch of the Colne & District Co-Cop would be seen immediately opposite, across […]


Colne Breastfeeding Friends

Colne Breastfeeding Friends Colne Breastfeeding Friends (Colne BFFs) is a relatively new group that aims to create and sustain a positive culture of breastfeeding in the community by providing a breastfeeding support group for families […]