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Never seen this one before. An old Co-op on Alfreton Road; no surprise to find that today the site is occupied by a Tesco Express.

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I know which I prefer!

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Is that the location for the first Eddy's shop?

I also recall that tower block had big letters on each 3rd floor window spelling TO LET...some bright spark dropped an 'i' in.

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I noticed the Eddy's sign in the first photo so I assume they moved across the road some time later; the photo is dated 1949.

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Me and my pal Mick Camps used to go into the Eddy's shop in the photo, searching through a wall full of shelves containing 78 records. It later moved across the road and changed its name.

#59. The Co-op next to Basford Crossings was No.1 Cinder Hill Branch (note two words, and might have been a hyphen). I assume, therefore, that the branch actually at Cinder Hill was Branch No.2.

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It may have been PTP,saw a great photograph dated '73-'74 of the 3 co-op shops on Derby rd. being demolished to make way for Boots City Gate building.

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Never seen this one before. An old Co-op on Alfreton Road; no surprise to find that today the site is occupied by a Tesco Express.

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At least up until the 1920s, the Eddy's building here was a pub called the "Hope & Anchor".

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Wonderful photo Cliff Ton! Never seen it before but i'm struggling to place where it is.

The only Tesco Express I can find on Alfreton Road is on the site of the former filling station, facing Bobbers Mill Road. Is there another one?

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Wonderful photo Cliff Ton! Never seen it before but i'm struggling to place where it is.

See post #77 in this thread.

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I was in Nottingham and at a loose end, and had my Collins card. 

 

Collins is basically where the Coop distribution centre was, including the furniture delivery, where I worked when I was not at college. One of my duties was to sweep the floor in the area where the lorries loaded up. Now it is a bit different, but the roller doors are still there, and I recognised a fair bit of the area. 

 

Flash back memories to Nev Bradley, Wilfie, Stu,Two Cyrils and Mr Mc'Cann who drove the big wagon to Skeggy. 

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