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This section looks at the shops in the Town of Newmarket.

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Cooperative Society

This article is a work in progress, perhaps you can help with information and / or photos, if so, please contact  Although the Co-operative movement can be traced back to the 18th century, the real beginning of the movement as we now understand it was in 1844 with the formation of the Rochdale Society of …


Musk & Co

MUSK & Co. Butchers   Musk’s Butchers shop in Newmarket High Street in the early 1900’s and in 1950’s. The premises are now occupied by the Nationwide Building Society. James Musk was born in Stetchworth in 1860. His father, Robert Musk had been a farmer and the landlord of The King’s Head Dullingham and by …



The Rise and Fall of Woolworth’s The first F W Woolworth store appeared in the UK (Liverpool) in 1909, coming from the USA where the name was well established. Soon Woolworth stores were spreading to towns all over the country – the Newmarket store arrived in the mid 1920s. Known as ‘F W Woolworth & …