New collection at Co-operative Archive

Our archivist Sophie writes about an exciting new collection donated to the Co-operative Archive. Read more

Creating a Co-op Gig

Visitor Services Support Officer Jordan explains how and why the Trust staged a Co-operative Gig in Summer 2018 and our plans for the future. Read more

Why I became a trustee

New trustee Heather Roberts explains how the National Co-operative Archive inspired her to become a trustee for the Co-operative Heritage Trust. Read more

History from home

Our Visitor Experience and Operations Co-ordinator, Kate Woodward, tells us about how lockdown has encouraged her to explore the history within walking distance of her home. Read more

Diary of a CWS Penguin brand umbrella

A creative writing piece exploring the Manchester Blitz of December 1940 through the eyes of a CWS Penguin umbrella. Read more

Our Museum Buddy story with Ancient House Museum

Kate Woodward talks us through our Museum Buddy project with Ancient House Museum, Norfolk, and what we have learnt. Read more

From the tongue of a Goliath boot

A creative writing piece by Trust Manager Liz McIvor. A poem from the perspective of a pair of CWS Goliath brand boots in our collection. Read more

The British Co-op and the World 1: New York, New York!

Co-operative historian Tony Webster describes the success of the Co-operative Wholesale Society in New York in the 19th and 20th centuries. Read more

The Story of the Co-operative Women's Guild

Kate Woodward looks at the fascinating history of the Co-operative Women's Guild and the impact they made from 1883-2016. Read more

Memorials for a movement

CHT blog post written in response to the June 2020 discussions around public memorials and controversial presentations of history. Read more