This complex of buildings owned by the Brighton Equitable Co-Operative Society Ltd. had a very modest start. In 1921 the society opened a bakery here, a small building erected on what was an empty field backing on the railway line as it approached Portslade Station. The present Olive Road did not exist, just a rough track leading to a farm accommodation bridge which was a relic of Aldrington Farm given up earlier in the century. As the years passed more buildings were put up to house Grocery, Laundry and Dairy Depts. and Olive Road replaced the old track. At the time of these photographs 16 October 1994, the premises were advertised for sale and after being here for more than 70 years the Co-op will have gone.
The Portland Road frontage.

Image Reference: JG_16_054.tif
Date: 1994
Image Details: Original monochrome print
Size of Original: 158x102
Place: Hove
Additional Information: Intersting to note that when JSGray made these comments he was 90 years old.

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