Photo project to celebrate coop movement

The Pioneers Museum at Toad Lane in Rochdale have come up with a terrible word (‘coopography’) but really quite a good idea.  They’re inviting people to contribute photos of coop buildings (past or present, though I suspect the old ones will be the most interesting) for an exhibition they’re putting on later in the year.  Photos need to be sent to coopography@co-op.ac.uk, or via Twitter or Instagram (#coopography).  The museum’s manager Jenny Mabbott told me this week that the deadline for photo submission is fast approaching: Sep 20th.

I’m minded to contribute myself – perhaps a few snaps of Co-operative Terrace, the little row of houses put up by a village coop society a few miles from here in the late nineteenth century, at a time when housing was increasingly on the agenda in the  cooperative movement.

More details here.

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