Chesterfield's Co-operative Department Store

In pictures: Chesterfield's Co-op department store through the years

As Chesterfield's new Premier Inn opens on Elder Way, we take a look back at the building's former life as the town's Co-operative Department Store

From high fashion to its ever-popular toy department, Chesterfield's Department store was a high street fixture for decades. Here we look back at the Co-op through the years as the building starts a new life as a Premier Inn. For a sneak peek inside the new hotel click here

Brides flocked to the Co-op's bridal department. Here, lucky bridal competition winner Rachel Annett is pictured with the Co-op's Claire Spight  and Russell Mallender
Brides flocked to the Co-op's bridal department. Here, lucky bridal competition winner Rachel Annett is pictured with the Co-op's Claire Spight and Russell Mallender
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Kids always enjoyed a trip to the Co-op's toy department - especially in the lead up to Christmas!
Kids always enjoyed a trip to the Co-op's toy department - especially in the lead up to Christmas!
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The famous bridge linking the Co-op department store on the left and the food store on the other side of Elder Way is a much-missed Chesterfield landmark
The famous bridge linking the Co-op department store on the left and the food store on the other side of Elder Way is a much-missed Chesterfield landmark
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The imposing Chesterfield Co-op Department Store in its heyday
The imposing Chesterfield Co-op Department Store in its heyday
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