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YOULGRAVE Co-operative store

The Youlgrave Cooperative permitted members to receive goods on credit, paying for them when circumstances improved. It was built in 1887 on the site of the original village school of 1762. Except for the very poorest, chosen by the school committee, the pupils of the school paid 1d. per week.. The old store is now a Youth Hostel but the names of departments are kept on dormitory doors. A few years after the Cooperative Store closed it featured in the film "The Virgin and the Gipsy", after the novel by D.H. Lawrence, which was made in the village. The building is now owned by the Youth Hostel Association.
Youlgrave Cooperative store


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