Colne Co-Op – Norway House

Colne Co-Op – “New Central Premises” (Norway House, Albert Road)


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 to a wide variety of goods & services.  This Co-op building was referred to as the “New Central Premises” and opened on June 29th 1907.

There were several large window display areas labelled: Millinery, Costumes, Mantles, Drapery, Boots & Shoes, Tailoring, Furnishing, Confectionery, Grocery and Butchering.

Here are some of the departments within the Co-op in the Norway House building:-

Right behind Norway house is, of course, Colne Hall.  This building was bought by the Colne & District Co-op in 1903 and was used as offices.  A list of Co-op premises (in 1920) and their opening times are shown on the Co-op Members Calendar for 1920.


Norway House, Albert Road as of Nov 2019.  Shop frontages are now Carlo’s Italian Restaurant, Planit Opticians, Chosen By Jessica, The Hair Studio, The Tanning Studio and Emma Hartley Bridalwear.

Read our other stories of the Colne & District Co-Op
Colne & District Co-Op: Albert Road (Norway House)
Colne & District Co-Op: Alkincoats Road
Colne & District Co-Op: Bakery and Abattoir
Colne & District Co-Op: Burnley Road (Branch No. 21)
Colne & District Co-Op: Harrison Drive Branch
Colne & District Co-Op: Primet Bridge (Branch No. 4)
Colne & District Co-Op: Ruskin Avenue (Branch No. 22)
Colne & District Co-Op: Shackleton Hall (Co-Operative Hall)

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