Shoppers stunned by Co-op closure

SHOPPERS visiting Castle House department store were stunned to hear of its closure.

The Co-op has been in the city centre since 1929 and is the third oldest department store still trading, after John Lewis - formerly Cole Brothers - and Atkinsons.

Gerald Cawthorne, aged 78, of Pitsmoor, said: "I've been coming to the Co-op for at least 30 years. It's not a bad shop and has decent, friendly service.


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