125 years of Co-op in Worcester

WORCESTER celebrated 125 years of having a co-operative presence in the town at an event which brought together former members of staff, local Co-op members and historians with...

WORCESTER celebrated 125 years of having a co-operative presence in the town at an event which brought together former members of staff, local Co-op members and historians with today&#039s staff, to recount their memories, and to look forward to the future.
A fascinating collection of mementoes of the Co-op&#039s long history in the city was on display in an exhibition opened by Mike Foster MP.
Complied by the Co-operative History Group, which was formed by the Co-operative Group&#039s Midland Counties area committee, the exhibition featured old press cuttings, photographs, products and other memorabilia which were showcased beside contemporary co-operative ventures.
Senior co-operative affairs officer Roger Davies said: "The Co-op is still going strong in Worcester and has operated from a number of sites since 1881. We have seen many changes over the years but the valued service to the community remains consistently strong."

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