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As the local archives in Barnsley are running an exhibition soon on the history of the Co-operative Society, we thought it would be exciting to do our own research. There is no doubt that the Co-operative played such a big part in people's lives. But as this was well before our time we decided to get out and about and talk to local folk. It was lovely to hear about how much the Co-op meant to them and their families, especially when times were hard.

It was amazing how everyone we spoke to remembered their divi number and even the ones of other family members. Considering for most it was well over 60 years ago that was no small feat.

Our next port of call was Rotherham Town Centre to see the exciting developments on the High Street. The area has been transformed with new businesses bringing life back to the once run down area. This is thanks to local businesses man, Chris Hamby, who has painstakingly restored many of the old buildings on the High Street which has brought back life and soul to the area. The new shops have introduced something new and different to the town so make sure you pop along and see for yourself.

If you are attending a wedding or a day at the races we have showcased some stunning fashions that will make you feel a million dollars.

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