Click here to return to the main site entry page
Click here to return to the previous page

Colemans
Newsagency, stationery, printing, craft supplies
Facing Wood Street at 2 Market Square the shop far right was kept by Henry James Gadd, a hairdresser and tobacconist, in the early 1900s. After WWII it was Mr Bird's newsagents.

John Coleman worked with Mr Bird, and eventually took over.
Later he expanded by taking over several other businesses.

a similar view 1930s
Colin Bryant Collection - Courtesy of Rushden Museum
John Coleman took over Charlie Robinson's
A 1970s 'Admat' by the
Frank Eady Press
John Coleman also took over that business in the 1980s
The Rushden shop was closed, the Higham shop moved down into High Street and another branch opened at Oundle. A craft shop and warehouse is the latest venture at Crown Park, Rushden, where craft workshops are well attended.
Coleman's 1980
An advert in 1980 - titled The County Business Services XI

Jan Ward

Coleman Bird
Coach

Christine Wookey

Coleman Bird Wellingborough Office Equipment

Miriam Freeman

Coleman Bird
Kettering Office Equipment

Amy Stockwell

Bransons
Northampton
Office Equip.

Roy Stevens

Frank Eady Press Printers

Ann Burton

Temporary & Permanent Staff Agency

John Coleman

Team Manager


Bill Farnham

Northampton
Typewriter
Workshops

Paul Munday

Walter Knight
Screen Printers

Harry Bird

Coleman Bird
Business Machines

David Carr

Metric Design
Group

Colin Partridge

Coleman Bird
Office Furniture

Dinah Riches

Coleman Bird
Higham Ferrers
Office Equipment




Click here to return to the main index of features
Click here to return to the History index
Click here to e-mail us