Your Co-op History Group
30 Nov 2023 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join the Your Co-op History Group
Want to find out more about the area you live in and love?
Studying history or have an interest in it?
Have fond memories of your local co-op you’d like to share?
If you’re passionate about the past, you’ll find a warm welcome within the Your Co-op History Group.
We meet regularly on Teams to share inspiring stories of co-operative innovation, responsible retailing and local history.
Come along to share your experiences and learn from others. Because by understanding the past, we can help shape a fairer, more co-operative future.
Cainscross and Ebley Coop Society in the Great War
In this talk, Chas Townley will briefly explain the origins and growth of the Cainscross and Ebley Cooperative Society from its foundation in 1863 to the eve of the Great War. He will also share research on the lives of 57 society employees who served with the armed forces during the Great War, commemorated on a plaque formerly displayed in the Society’s offices at Cainscross. This will explore both their roles in the Society and in the forces.
How Can I Join the Event?
This online member event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams, which gives you the opportunity to have an open discussion with our speakers in a face-to-face video call.
When you book your place, we will send you an email with a link to the event. On the day of the event, there are a number of ways you can join us on Microsoft Teams such as:
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Check Out Our Previous Events...
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