The clock on the former Co-operative Society building on the corner of Marlborough Square was once a major local landmark. It marked the end of the Monkey Walk, where young people promenaded through the town. Coalville Working Men’s Co-operative Society began to provide their much-needed goods and services in 1882. The Co-op still has a big presence here, with its department store across the road. An alternative source of entertainment was the Olympia, also in Marlborough Square. Originally a skating rink, it became a picture house and was replaced by the Regal cinema.