Monday, 20 January 2014

Co-operative town

Tamworth seems to have a lot of Co-op shops in a small area - from supermarkets to funeral parlours and travel shops. Not to mention a Co-op bank.

It appears that the original Tamworth Co-op project was set up 130 years ago; and its founder, a vicar called McGregor is still commemorated to this day as a major benefactor to the town.   This Victorian building is still home to local Co-op projects - as it was over a century ago.

Thus, it seems that the Co-op movement's place in this part of the world is treasured by the townspeople - who continue to have a pro-active fondness and loyalty to the whole Co-operative ideal.

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