Murals and symbolism in Rochdale

A blog post from CHT about our part in the Rochdale 'Uprising' street art festival of 2019. Read more

By wheelbarrow or water? 175 years of Co-operation

A CHT blog post on the Rochdale Pioneers origin story marking 175 years of the modern movement. Read more

Young Roots in Rochdale - Pioneers Places Project

Blog post about the 2019 Pioneer Places project to engage young people with co-operative heritage 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

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

Lift up your banners - working class ritual objects

A CHT blog post looking at items from our collection which relate to collectivised protest. Read more

The co-op dividend - what is it?

CHT blog post explaining the dividend and how it works today. Read more