Thursday, 12 July 2007

Big Demo in 1921

Back to the history series - a lot to get through before the end of the 90th year. Picture is a report of a Co-operative Demonstration in Platt Fields, Rusholme, Manchester on World Co-operative Day, Saturday July 5th 1921. Back then the Tories ran the City and refused to let the Co-op use any of the parks. But back then the Co-op was more political and held a big demonstration anyway. Speakers include Alfred Waterson the first Co-op MP, S.F. Perry the Co-op Party National Secretary, and a host of Labour Councillors and officials from the Trades Council. Three separate platforms of speakers, the CWS Tobacco Factory Brass Band and the Women's Guild and loads of kiddies out in force. Click the pic to squint at the text.Post Options