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The People’s Business – 150 Years of the Co-Operative

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Location: People's History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER

The museum’s new changing exhibition is looking at all things co-operative. For 150 years The Co-operative has grown to first manufacture and then to sell products. Its services continue to support the families and communities of the UK and the world “from the cradle to the grave.”

This people’s business began its humble origins as the Co-operative Wholesale Society in Greater Manchester in 1863. The exhibition explores the story and values behind the “caring sharing co-op” and offer a unique insight into the way we shop and live both in the past and the present.

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