The date is way off in September, but the launch of a Co-op History Group is being promoted now by Central Member Relations of United Co-op. I think the idea is to record some of the history that is around today, not mulling over the past, ah the nostalgic old days when everyone when burnt coal and ate bread.
The date is Thursday 20th September, 1830h - 2030h at the People's History Museum, Manchester. It includes a tour of the exhibition "Battle of the Ballot", networking opportunities (talk amongst yourselves), and a celebration of the work of the Member Relations Committee. You can bring along a friend, so it's more the merrier. History might fill the digital channels as a passive entertainment but it doesn't drawn large crowds. Sending off for details...more to follow in September.