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CHILWELL. Long Eaton Co-operative Society, junction of Chilwell Road and Park Road. Shop opened in 1897. Wire system.  "I remember two wires and a straight-down pull from a 'propulsion'... I do remember curves being in use, and round cups which screwed in to the trolleys... I also remember the cups being rather plain, and metal, not wood. No clips under the cups either." Ed Grummitt

MANSFIELD. Co-op, corner of Queensgate and Stockwell Gate. "Here I was fascinated to see the assistant place the money and a paper slip into a wee tube and twist it shut. Then a flap was lifted and the tube popped in and the flap sprang shut. There followed a slight hissing and a bumping noise as the tube passed along the piping of the shop. After a brief interval there would be a bumping noise again and 'bump', out came the tube into a tray containing both change and receipt." R.Goodall

MANSFIELD. Small outfitters on Church Street, between Market Place and railway viaduct. "Here the assistant placed both the cash and the slip in a tube, screwed it to a hanger on a wire, then pulled a lever and the thing whizzed up the wire to a cashier in a glass windowed box at the rear corner of the shop." R.Goodall

NOTTINGHAM. Boots, Pelham Street. Cash carrier. Saga radio website

NOTTINGHAM. "Big" Co-op. Pneumatic tube system. "It went with such a whoosh, it fascinated me as a little kid. It went upstairs to the accounts dept. Back it would come with your receipt and change. No chance of the sales assistants pinching money in those days!" "Arizonakid" posting to Daily Mail chat, 17 Jul. 2005

NOTTINGHAM. Roughtons. Pneumatic tube system. "Arizonakid" - see above.

NOTTINGHAM. Staddons (dept. store). "Money on wires system." 'FourofFive' posting to Whirligig message board, 2/7/05

SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD. Co-op, Outram Street. Wire system. I remember Sutton-in-Ashfield website

WARSOP. Co-op, Sherwood St. Now the council office. "Everything was fetched for you item at a time. Then your bill and money was placed in a wire basket high behind the counter, the assistant pulled a chain (like a toilet chain!) and the basket shot on a wire across the ceiling to the cash office. A minute or so later and your change came back the opposite way! I thought that it was magic." Digger in posting to Warsopweb, 7/11/06