Workers’ Co-operative Exhibition

Capturing the heritage of the workers’ co-operative movement 1970s-1990s

Co-ops Fair, Beechwood, Leeds, 1982 – Photograph by Martin Stott

The 1970s-1990s saw a wave of workers’ co-operatives set up. These were businesses owned and run by the workers, based on fairness and shared decision making.

To capture and preserve this distinct period in the history of the co-operative movement the HLF supported ‘Working Together’ project was set up. This aimed to identify and make accessible for the first time records and oral histories from some of the major UK workers’ co-operatives of the 1970s-90s.

This exhibition showcases some of the findings of the project and includes case studies and personal recollections of those involved.

Exhibition Dates:

26th-30th June 2018PLANT NOMA 

2nd-28th July 2018Manchester Central Library 

30th July – 31st August 2018 – Warwick Modern Records Centre

More exhibition dates to be added