Program 04: Tower Buildings

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David takes a look back at the Tower Buildings (Prestwich in Greater Manchester) – a once vibrant department store.  Closed on 1st August 1987, David reveals its wider importance in the history of the Co-Operative political movement.

David takes a look back at the Tower Buildings (Prestwich in Greater Manchester) - a once vibrant department store. Closed on 1st August 1987, David reveals its wider importance in the history of the Co-Operative political movement.
Show Notes

Duration 10 minutes
0’00” Setting the scene – Bury New Road
0’40” Introduction to David
01’30” Location of interview on concrete bench (Retreat)
01’40” What used to be in front of us?
02’30” An explanation of the Tower Buildings
02’58” The decline of the co-ops
03’30” A Northern version of Grace Brothers (Are you being served?)
04’00” The meaning of a ‘co-operative’?
05’00” Possessing the back door key to the co-op
05’40” The Co-op movement in Prestwich today?
06’16” During the First World War
07’00” One of the 1st Co-operative political candidates
07’45” The construction of ‘Prestwich High Street’ on Bury New Road
08’15” Your feelings?
08’58” Thanks to David for his time!

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