About Us

Founded in 1804 in the historic port town of Boston, Oldrid & Co. Ltd. is a family owned business. We now have 7 stores throughout Lincolnshire and a growing online business. In the absence of a Managing Director, the Company’s four Executive Directors are currently overseeing the day to day running of the business.

June Parker - HR Director • Marcus Meadows - Retail Operations Director • Peter Isaac - Finance Director • Steve Goulder - Property Director

Family values are still key. We employ over 850 local people, with some families having worked for the business for several generations. This means that there is a wealth of knowledge to share with our customers. Customer service is the main driving force for our stores, along with providing a great choice of quality products.

Boston is still home to the original Oldrids store, which is a traditional department store based in the town centre. The store also houses the Company’s head office, which is home to our Buying and Merchandising team, who are constantly looking for products and brands that will continue to make shopping at Oldrids & Downtown a unique experience.

Our 7 stores are situated in Boston, Grantham, Gainsborough, Lincoln & Scunthorpe, and are open 7 days a week. Our Grantham, Lincoln & Downtown Boston stores offer ample free car parking. Visit 'Our Stores' for further information.

Oldrids Department Store situated on the high street in the old fishing town of Boston. Here you will find a wide range of fashion products for all of the family, an extensive beauty department, a huge selection of products for the home and a range of gifts, cards and stationery second to none in the area. You'll also be able to book your holidays with Lincolnshire Co-Operative Travel.

Downtown Furniture & Furnishings Store situated on the outskirts of Boston. The store boasts a very impressive range of furniture and furnishings for every room within your home, there's a wide selection of electrical appliances and sound & vision products. We offer fitted kitchens, fitted bedrooms, floor coverings and curtains and once more, a huge selection of products for the home.

Downtown Superstore & Garden Centre offers a massive 400,000 square feet of everything you’d need for you, for your home and for your garden. With leading brands in all departments & two coffee shops it’s a real day out. We also have Boundary Mill Stores on the ground floor of the Superstore and Lincolnshire Co-Operative Travel on the First Floor of the Garden Centre.

Downtown Home, Fashion & Garden Centre situated on Tritton Road in Lincoln, this newly refurnished store has a taste of everything we sell at the Grantham site and is a great place to shop away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street with ample free parking to take advantage of. You'll also be able to book your holidays with Lincolnshire Co-Operative Travel.

Oldrids Department Store situated on the Market Place in Gainsborough. This is a store with real character. You'll find furniture and home furnishings, the largest selection of electrical appliances and technology in the local area, fashions, beauty & home interiors. You'll also be able to book your holidays with Lincolnshire Co-Operative Travel.

Oldrids Department Store situated in the Foundry in Scunthorpe is the latest addition to the Oldrids group. Here you will find a wide range of fashion products for all of the family, a beauty department, products for the home and a range of gifts, cards and stationery along with a capsule collection of furniture. You'll also be able to book your holidays with Lincolnshire Co-Operative Travel.


All our stores have beautifully furnished Cafés and Restaurants which serve a wide variety of hot drinks, snacks and hot meals at competitive prices to suit every taste.