Coles Corner

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For other uses, see Coles Corner (disambiguation).
Modern day Coles Corner.

Coles Corner is the name given to the corner of Fargate and Church Street in Sheffield, England in sight of the cathedral. It was the site of the old Cole Brothers department store before they moved to Barker's Pool in 1963. A modern building was built on the site of Coles Corner and has been occupied by Midland Bank and various retailers over the years, it currently houses HSBC, Starbucks Coffee, Vodafone and The Carphone Warehouse. The top floor is occupied by an Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO), staffed by personnel from all three services. The name is still remembered by many Sheffielders of a certain age as the place to meet one's date. A plaque put up by the Rotary Club now marks the spot and ensures its history is not forgotten.

Coles Corner has since been immortalised in a song and album by Sheffield singer Richard Hawley.

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Coordinates: 53°22′57″N 1°28′07″W / 53.3824°N 1.4687°W / 53.3824; -1.4687