Situated in a suburb of Manchester, England this is a story of a co-op store still with meeting rooms above the shop, and the lane itself. Plus other related or not so related history.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
That e-Bay always has interesting things for sale. How about these old match boxes, current bid over 11 GBP. These look like south of England matches, the box from Enfield Highway Co-op may the give away. In the north we've always preferred red top strike anywhere matches over the dark blue safety match. But they no longer manufacture matches in Britain. The factory in Bow, London where the famous match girls strike took place in 1888 has been converted to apartments.