The trend for the last 20, 30, 40 years has been for Co-operative Party branches to slowly fade away to oblivion. Good to read one has re-formed in Wigan...
"An official branch of the Co-operative Party - whose members in Lancashire helped to found and shape the modern day Labour Party - has been reformed in Wigan and Leigh after an absence of more than 15 years." Back on the ballot sheet.
Story at Wigan Today
Not Manchester but the famous pie-eating town is just down the road or a few stops on the train. The link has a nice photo.