Old Glossop Coop Re-opening after 40 years as part of Victorian Christmas Festivities

Old Glossop Coop Re-opening after 40 years (for One Day Only)

Old Glossop Coop

Photo of Old Glossop Coop

The Victorian  is set to re-open on 7th December during the Victorian Christmas Festivities taking place in the village between 2and 6pm.

When the current owner of the shop heard about the planned event she thought it would be a good idea to open the old shop floor to trade for one last time.

Old Glossop Coop will welcome customers old and new and there will be a big market selling local and unique gifts and crafts on the streets outside. Seasonal fayre and entertainment will be on hand all afternoon.

The Parish Church will be open throughout the event and the bells will ring out to welcome a lantern parade at around 3.30pm. After this, carols will be sung around probably the only candlelit tree in Derbyshire which will be by the Old Cross.

“These festivities are taking place just where they should, around the Old Cross, people have been meeting there for centuries” said Councillor Garry Parvin.

Paul Bohan, organiser and High Peak Foodbank Coordinator added “It’s a huge bonus that we actually get to re-open a Victorian shop for this event, it will really add to the nostalgic scene we’re creating. It’s a one-off opportunity to experience what it might have been like in Old Glossop when the Coop was open and the market took place around the Old Cross”.

The event is being organised by High Peak Nightstop with proceeds going to Old Glossop Residents Association and Bare Necessities Foodbank. Everyone is welcome, entry is free but donations to support the two local charities will be appreciated. Victorian dress is encouraged.

For Further information: Paul Bohan 01457 858786

paul.highpeakfoodbank@gmail.com

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