A Centenary story of the Co-operative Union 1869 – 1969

A Centenary Story C.U. 1869-1969.jpg                                             Holyoake House Plaque

Special Edition June 2021

This building was erected by the

voluntary contributions of 794
Co-operative Societies members
of the Union to perpetuate
the memory of the late
George Jacob Holyoake
one of the pioneers of Co
-operation, who for nearly 70
years was a strenuous worker
for liberty and reform.
Born 1817. Died 1906

The Co-operative Union changed its name to Co-operatives UK in 2001.

This is the story of its first hundred years.

Published by the Co-operative Union and printed by the Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS).

Holyoake House was built in 1911

to perpetuate the memory of George Jacob Holyoake (1817 – 1906)

see plaque

It is the home of Co-operatives UK, The Co-operative College, The National Co-operative Archive, Co-operative Press and other Co-operative Organisations.

Holyoake House,
Hanover Street,
M60 0AS.


March 2021

Author: Desmond Flanagan

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