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Ten Acres Stirchley

mikejee

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Re: Ten Acres and Stirchley Co op

Empire wine Stores was no 1274, Tascos was 1278-80 and 1284-88. They were between Twyning road & Hazelwell Lane
mike
 
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Stitcher

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By 1914 the society had twelve branches and had spread as far as Bromsgrove, it had it's own dairy, bakery coal wharf and education committee. New Central Premises were again needed and they opened in 1915 on the corner of Hazelwell Street and Umberslade Road (there is a co-op store on the site to this day).

 
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gingerjon

master brummie
Re: Ten Acres and Stirchley Co op

EX TASCOS EMPLOYEES REUNION




All ex TASCOS employees are invited to a

reunion at the

TASCOS SOCIAL CLUB

Hazelwell Lane, Stirchley

Birmingham B30 2PR

on

Saturday 26th March 2011

2 - 4pm

If you wish to attend, please contact:

Linda

0121 689 0630

or

Midlands Co-operative Society Ltd Member Relations Office

0121 233 1545
 
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Stitcher

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Looking along Hazelwell Street towards the site of the original 1875 shop.In the 1930 the word 'STREET' was dropped from the name 'Ten Acres and Stirchley Street Co-opertaive Society' and so it became Tascos. In 1971 Tascos merged with with BCS.
 
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Stitcher

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This shop was in Nechells Park Roadin 1905.
 
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Stitcher

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This store was in Great Barr on the Walsall Road.
 
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Stitcher

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This row of Co-op shops on Washwood Heath Road in Alum Rock sold everything during the sixties that you would find in a supermarket today plus drapery and dry cleaning.
 
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Stitcher

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I know I am late with these four but I have only just found them whilst sorting out some other pictures. I have no text whatsoever with these four but the letters B.C.S. or the word Cocperative is to be seen. I am assuming that this first one was taken in High Street.





I have no idea whatsoever where the ese three are from.

Again I do not have any information with this photo but are you one of these children.

Another one with the only clue being the words on the front of the sleigh.
 

jennyann

master brummie
Staff member
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Great photos of the Birmingham Co-ops, Stitcher. There is a short thread on the forum going back a few years about TASCOS but no photos. Postie referred in this thread to Linda Chew who wrote a book about Co-ops. Here is her website: https://stirchleycommunitymarket.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/midlands-co-operative-history-group-at-next-tuesdays-market/

I worked in the wholesale grocery business back in l958 at John Wilson & Sons on New John Street West and this company used to supply many TASCOS (Ten Acres and Stirchley Co-op Society)
shops and I remember them well. TASCOS was a separate business until they merged with the Birmingham Co-operative Society in 1971.
 
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Stitcher

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This store was on Dudley Road near Winson Green.
 
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Stitcher

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Springfield branch on Sratford Road, 1912
 

DavidGrain

master brummie
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I think that this thread should be restricted to TASCOS and not include BCS items unless they refer to former TASCOS stores
 
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Stitcher

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It did start of as TASCOS but that was to become the Co-op as we know it but I suppose we could have the relevant posts put onto a Co-op thread.
 
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Stitcher

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Again I have no information with these two but they do have Co-op adverts and for that reason I have put them here.
 

DavidGrain

master brummie
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I am wondering if the top photo was of a victorious football team with the crowds watching and the police escort. I can't make out if that is a football cup in the open roof. The QV reg doesn't make sense as that is not listed on the website I looked up for old registration numbers. The policemen could be wearing Metropolitan Police armbands. I know that the Royal Arsenal Cooperative Society had a large fleet of coaches at one time. I doubt if anyone would be able to identify the second photo as it is much older showing a char-a-banc
 

motorman-mike

Brum visitor who stayed.
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As there were no Q series vehicle registrations at the time of two letters and four figures it has to be an OV on the coach - which makes it registered in Birmingham.
 
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Wendy

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I have merged these two threads about Tascos but left the Co Op as it is.
 

BobDavies

Brummie babby
Hi All
I found this thread particularly interesting. Although the TASCOS store was in Hazelwell Street it is my understanding that Ten Acres was the area on the Pershore Road at the junction of Pershore Rd/ Dogpool Lane/ St Stephens Rd. I used to live in the Ansells off licence that was on the corner of Dogpool Lane and Pershore Road opposite what was then The Dogpool Hotel which was on the Junction of St Stephens Rd and Perhore Rd.
In the first picture the off licence can be seen on the right on the corner of Dogpool Lane. It was formerly owned by Rushtons Brewery and was also a grocery shop. As can be seen the original Dogpool Pub was on the opposite corner of Dogpool Lane where eventually the Telephone Exchange was built.
In the second picture taken looking down the Peshore Rd towards Stirchley, it can be seen that the Dogpool had moved to the opposite side of the road on the junction of St Stephens road. The off licence (1058 Pershore Rd) is on the left in this picture.
In 1960 the off licence became a 'My Cellar' wine shop but we still sold Ansells draught beer to customers who came with their own bottles or jugs to be filled. Behind the shop was originally the old mill race but this was filled in during the 60's and gave access to a field. As kids we used to play in this field at the back of which was the old co-op laundry. By crossing a piece of disused ground we could then get to the river Rea. What times we had, our own bit of countryside behind the rolling mills and industrial factories that were situated along Dogpool lane.
The beer we sold was thought to be particularly good, my Dad felt this was because the cellar where the beer was kept had a natural spring in it which resulted in the cellar flooding every day but kept the temperature constant. It was my job every day to pump the water out of the cellar using an old hand pump.
Also in the second picture can be seen the old Ten Acres Post Office and out of the picture to the right was Selly Park Girls School and Selly Park Baptist Church which was on the corner of Selly Park Rd.
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maypolebaz

master brummie
There used to be a big TASCOS butcher/grocery at the Maypole. Having been made to memorise the divvy number by my mother I then had to learn another when I worked at the BCS on Moseley Rd Balsall Heath.
My BCS number may've been 381776 but the only number I'm certain of, (like Bernard mentioned earlier), is my army number, "first four" 2351.
 
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