1929 Advert

A bit of a mystery!

By Pauline Marples

This is one of the adverts in a 1929 programme for Mansfield Music Festival. Now which is the Big Stores and which is the Little Stores, and where were they?

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This page was added on 18/10/2012.
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The Little Stores was a shop on Stockwell Gate, just beyond the Co-op. There's a photo on picturethepast (Ref NCCW001832) that shows it clearly.

By Darren Turner
On 22/10/2012

That's correct Darren. It was a shop two doors down from the old Crowne pub (I think now renamed The Vibe?) It was there in the 1930's.

By Angela Roche
On 09/11/2012

....and of course 'The Big Stores' was the Co-op, they used to advertise themselves as lot's of 'Stores' under one roof. My mother always called the Stockwell Gate / Queen St branch the 'Stores'!

By Berisford Jones
On 11/11/2012

I wondered why my Nanna always called the Co op "stores"! She used to do her food shopping there in the ground floor supermarket - including their 99 tea leaves.........I'm not sure what year it moved but I can remember that when you had paid (and got your stamps) you exited out the side into the genel between it and the charity furniture shop (old Wilkos).

By Caz Harris
On 07/02/2013

With regards to The Little Stores advert, this shop, I believe was owned by my great-grandfather John Badley who also owned a tailors shop on Church Street (J. C Badley, tailors and outfitters) that in later years moved to White Hart Street. As a child in the 50,s I recollect the Little Stores being run by my great aunts, Mary, Phyllis and Muriel Badley. By then the shop mainly sold babyware.

By Karen Smith (nee Badley)
On 25/07/2013

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