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)
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,
Author: Desmond FlanaganShelf One