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  1. #101
    Viv Anderson
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    Default Re: Lincoln City

    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
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    Oh yes. I'm afraid I'm a great one for sticking odd notes into sometimes impassioned arguments.

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  3. #102
    Bob McKinlay
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    Dec 2003
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    Default Re: Lincoln City

    Quote Originally Posted by virgo View Post
    When the Co-op shops were regionalised, Nottingham was the NCS (Nottingham Cooperative Society) which covered the City and much of the county (except Mansfield and Newark, which both had there own societies) except Skegness, Which came under the control of the NCS for some reason. This was an ongoing thing until the mid 1980’s.

    Bit irrelevant to the thread, but just thought I’d mention it.
    Just to be pedantic; it was the Greater Nottingham Co-Operative Society, or GNCS.

    You are right about the Mansfield Co-Operative Society, and the Newark one, although both were later folded into the larger GNCS for some strange reason of consolidation.

    (Source: me; my grandfather was a middle-manager in the Mansfield Co-top society, many, many, years before I was even born).

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