On Wednesday evening I went to the monthly meeting of the Howden Civic Society. The speaker was John Smith of Hull who gave us an interesting talk on the history on the Hull and East Riding Co-operative Society in Howden.
It was exactly one hundred years ago this month [ May 1911] that branch number 23 was opened on Churchside in Howden. In 1937 the branch moved premises into the newly converted old Half Moon Inn in Market Place. They remain there today.
Below is a picture of the original premises. This building has recently been demolished and re-built as flats - pleasingly the style is very much in keeping with the original.
The old Co-op premises in Howden
There is a picture of the old Half Moon inn on my website Howdenshire History where I have lots more information on the history of Howden and pictures