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's staff, to recount their memories, and to look forward to the future.
A fascinating collection of mementoes of the Co-op's 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's 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."