10 Aug 2016
"More Than Just a Shop"
Today's speaker was Gillian Lonergan from the Co-operative Heritage Trust Rochdale who spoke on
"More than just a shop".
She gave an audio visual presentation describing and depicting the work of the archives and the history of the Co-op from its concept by the Rochdale pioneers in 1844.
The CWS developed over the years recruiting members, establishing stores, improving food quality and even education and housing.
She showed 2 films and said there are currently 6,323 co-operatives in the UK. She also answered questions from members.