The hard lot of the Workers at the end of the 18th Century and the
beginning of the 19th. The First Factory Act Robert Owen.
George Jacob Holyoake.
Co-operation prior to 1859.
The Cotton Famine.
The Start at Stalybridge.
The Opening in Water Street.
The First Tea Party.
Another Year's Work Four Branches Opened A Year's Sales £42,114
1802 Annual Meeting Effect of Cotton Panic Co-operation in
Stalybridge on its Trial.
Dissension Resignation of Officers Struggling Departments
Society owns a Dog Rumours circulated by Opponents Vote of
CHAPTER VI. 1863-4.
Sales still Lower, but a Better Balance Sheet 1s. 0d. Dividend
Education and The Co-operator No Dividend A Crowded Meeting
Business Transferred to Grosvenor Street Members of Committee
Resign Proposal to Buy Property Butchering Given Up One
Grocer's and One Draper's Shop only left.
CHAPTER VII. 1865.
Influence of Cotton Panic still evident Co-operation's "Hour of
Need" Losses Many Steadfast Members Again a Shilling Dividend
Two Shops Owned The Dark Days Passing.
CHAPTER VIII. 1866 to 1808.
Steady Progress Interesting Addresses by the Revs. J. P. Hopps and
J. R. Stephens Shares at Par Shopmen's Bonus System Tailoring
Agencies taken up Represented at Animal Conference Reporter:
Account of Chequered Career and the Great Change Mr. J. Ridgway
CHAPTER IX. 1869 to 1874.
Large Gathering of Members and Friends Other Tailoring Agencies
Making known the Co-operative News Mr. Greenwood Retires Mr. P.
H. Robinson and Mr. F. R. Beeley Appointed Miss Hampshire Retires
Miss Woolley Appointed The Society becomes a Member of the
Co-operative Wholesale Society.
CHAPTER X. 1874 to 1880.
Central Premises Extension Mr. Seth Charlesworth, Secretary
Copper Pound Checks Mr. J. Mellor Appointed Manager High Street
Branch Opened Steam Power Corn Mill Shares Reserve Fund £1,000
Committee and Staff together at Tea Existing Millbrook Branch
Opened Quarterly Conference Entertained Loan Account A Start
in the Boot Trade Coffee Roasting Excursions.
CHAPTER XI. 1881 to 1884.
Stalybridge Cotton Mill Shares No. 3 Branch Three Shillings
Dividend £50,000 Sales Thomas Hughes Testimonial Extension of
High Street Branch Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Hebden Bridge
Fustian Society Crookbottom Company Extension, Back Grosvenor
Street Large Gathering, 1884 First
Advance on House Property Huddersfield Road Branch Coal Trade
CHAPTER XII. 1885 to 1894.
Boots separated from Drapery Manchester Ship Canal Subscription
to Co-operative Union Book Check System Adopted A Step Forward
in Millinery and Dressmaking Coal Wagons Bought Stables Erected
Education Fund Newsroom Opened and Closed Fire Butchering
Again Mr. F. E. Maden, Drapery
Manager Electric Light 3,000 Members Heyrod Branch Opened
Mr. J. Green takes in hand Tailoring Distress in Cotton Trade;
Weekly Grants First Soiree.
CHAPTER XIII.1894 to 1899.
Mr. J. H. Hinchliffe, Secretary Mr. J. B. Mason, Manager Members
visit the "Wholesale" Other Excursions Concerts Electric
Lighting Extended Cheetham Hill Road Property Buckley Street
Property Lord Street Property Wakefield Road, Heyrod, Property
Additional Stables Building Rules Infirmary Cot Indian Famine
Funds Mill Operatives' Distress Fund Engineers' Lockout Fund
West of Ireland Distress Fund Small Savings Bank First
Exhibition Castle Hall Branch Telephone Technical School
South African War Fund Helping Reservists' Dependents
Volunteers' Prize Fund Death of Mr. John Heap.
CHAPTER XIV.1990 to 1907.
Cheetham Hill Road Branch "Climax" Check System Work for
Trade-unionists only Spectacles Agency Manchester Royal
Infirmary Children's Hospital Society for Prevention of Cruelty
to Children Children's Gala Millinery in Melbourne Street Six
Figures of Sales Increased Production Death of Mr. Samuel Knight
Abattoir Defence Fund Borough Education Committee Excursion
to London Death of Mr. Wm. Hall Cotton Shortage and Decrease in
Turnover Cotton Growing Association Convalescent Homes Another
Local Distress Fund Delegates Office of Treasurer Abolished
Sundries Society Directorate Printing Society Shares Corn Mills
taken over by the Wholesale Society Premier Mills Electric
Motors Knitting Machinery Mr. J. T. Bate Resigns President a
Magistrate Book-keeping Class Miss Firth, Milliner Miss Holt,
Dress-maker Interest on Shares.
CHAPTER XV.1907 to 1909.
Union New Headquarters What the Co-operative Union has done
Sundries Society's New Works C.W.S. Bank Account Adding by
Machinery "Our Circle" Death of Mr. J. Bailey Sales £129,537
Committee Elections Canvassing Co-operative Insurance Society
Ashton District Infirmary Death of Mr. Thomas Knott Castle Hall
Mill Bought Story of Drapery continued Mr. T. Faulkner, Drapery
Manager Stocks Branch, No. 8 Sundries Society Shares and Loan
Collective Insurance Jubilee Committee.
Past and Present Officers.
Members and Sales at Different Periods.
Balance Sheet as at 5th June, 1909.
Sales, Dividend, and Interest since the Start.
President, Secretary, and Manager.
Former Members of Committee. . . .
A. Heppenstall and others
J. R. Jackson and others
Thomas Shaw and others
William Hall and others
James Bailey and others
Committee, 1862 to 1864.
Auditors, Treasurers, and Solicitors.
Managers of departments.
Managers, Central Grocery and Branches.
The Staff in the Early Seventies.
Drapery, Dressmaking and Millinery.
No. 1 Branch High Street.
No. 2 Branch Millbrook.
No. 3 Branch Mount Pleasant.
No. 4 Branch Huddersfield Road.
No. 5 Branch Heyrod.
No. 6 Branch Castle Hall.
No. 7 Branch Cheetham Hill Road, Dukinfield.
No. 8 Branch Taylor Street, Stocks Lane.