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Brightside & Carbrook Co-operative Society

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There can't be many people of a certain age who lives weren't touched by the Co-operative movement. I remember having a Christmas job at the B&C on Nethershire Lane, Shiregreen when I was at school. Here's a portrait of the B&C from 1905.

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Not just the B & C but all the co-op's had a 'divi' scheme. I can still remember our number for the Sheffield & Ecclesall, 67079!

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Not just the B & C but all the co-op's had a 'divi' scheme. I can still remember our number for the Sheffield & Ecclesall, 67079!

Hi Tsavo

My Dad like quoting his 'divi' number when he's in his "all we got was a penny and satsuma in an old sock for Christmas" mood. lol

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Do you remember Milk Checks??????

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Sure do, small plastic coins that blew off the windowsill in anything stronger than a breeze. Different colours for different milks. Can't remember what the different milks were though.

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What about the B&C Co-op at Firth Park, now the City Library.

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Sure do, small plastic coins that blew off the windowsill in anything stronger than a breeze. Different colours for different milks. Can't remember what the different milks were though.

I'm sure I remember that they changed the colour of the milk checks when the price of milk increased. I'm sure I remember people having to put coppers with the checks if they were for the old value.

From what I remember there were only about two choices in the fifties, full milk or that horrible sterilised stuff in the tall bottles.

HD

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I remember going to the B&C co-op in Sheffield near the old court house, one Friday night after school, in 1965

I had gone to buy 10 football shirts for a team that I ran, Hackenthorpe Boys, as we were due to play our first game of the season the next day. Our goalkeeper had his own shirt, thats why we picked him.

I had tried Suggs Sports to buy the shirts, but they were more than the money I had. Next I went into the B&C and again I was a little short of the cost price. The kind lady behind the counter on hearing that I needed the shirts for the next day, said that if I did not ask for the divi, then I could have them for the money I had. What a nice lady she was.

We turned out the next day in our new white shirts and beat Catcliffe FC 6-2.

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I'm sure I remember that they changed the colour of the milk checks when the price of milk increased. I'm sure I remember people having to put coppers with the checks if they were for the old value.

From what I remember there were only about two choices in the fifties, full milk or that horrible sterilised stuff in the tall bottles.

HD

I worked as a rounds man for B&C Woodhouse in the 1960's, I think we referred to the things as milk tokens but I could be wrong, it was a long time back.

By the 60's we sold pasteurized, sterilized, channel island, homogenized, I think UHT, various creams and probably more that I have forgotten.

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347744. used to get our divi from Mount Tabor methodist church. On Herries road,

Poor old milk man could never get the milk checks out of the bottle in winter when it froze.

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I think milk tokens were withdrawn when stealing them from the empty milk bottles, outside your front door, became a problem.

Our divi no....again used mainly at Nether Shire, was 854018 and betide you if you came home without the little slip!

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I think milk tokens were withdrawn when stealing them from the empty milk bottles, outside your front door, became a problem.

Our divi no....again used mainly at Nether Shire, was 854018 and betide you if you came home without the little slip!

We did not have much of a problem in the 60's with theft of tokens but I remember a policeman being caught taking bottles of milk.

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My daughter was rummaging through a tin of my late father and came across this. The B&C are obviously Brightside and Carbrook, maybe the BC is bowling club? Anyone? Thanks. 

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