Does anyone recall the old method of payment at the store, this was a pneumatic compressed air tube system which made a lot of noise as the container containing ones money sped along through the tubes to the office upstairs, (I think), and then returned to the counter on the ground floor.
The container was opened and the receipts and change if any, were passed to the customer. Was this better than todays contactless method of paying? As a very young lad it was far more fun that’s for sure!
Were there any more large local shops which used this method?
The pictured clock was visible from Berry Hill Road when the building was completed (mid / late fifties)?, not to sure on the exact date.
Editors Note We have added the photo found in ‘Mansfield’s Co-operative Advance 1864 -1950’