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Sleaford Coop Mobile Shop Van late 1960 info wantedFrom: David Tue 13 Nov 2012 12:18
My father worked for the Sleaford Coop from 1932 to 1970. As a child in the late 60s, I always remember him pulling up outside in the mobile shop van he was responsible for and even being allowed to go in the back of it - all those smells and different sweets! Alas, the only picture I had of him with the van (stood on the back step) has long since been lost by a now deceased relative.
I have check the Lincolnshire Coop archive, and apart from finding out that my grandfather also worked for the Coop as Sleaford branch manager - I am yet to find info on the van used in the 60s (such as its type, or photos of it).
I just wondered if anyone could shed some light in the van used.
Sleaford Coop Mobile Shop Van late 1960 info wantedFrom: David Sun 16 Jun 2013 18:19
Try contacting the Lincolnshire Co-op Transport Dept on 01522-546510. They still have the original sales register of vehicles from some of that period. David Tomlinson works in the office from the sixties and is still working there today. He should remember the vehicles from the sixties onwards and can look in the register.
I am surprised the Lincolnshire Co-op archive did not suggest this.
Anyway, Good luck.
Sleaford Coop Mobile Shop Van late 1960 info wantedFrom: David Tue 25 Jun 2013 9:58
Thank you, you info in much appreciated.
Thanks once again.