Group    From 1863 

C.W.S.

Categories: Commerce

The Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) began in Manchester. It was a pioneer in improving working conditions for its employees. The name was changed to the Co-operative Group in 2001.

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C.W.S.

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Edward Owen Greening

Edward Owen Greening, 1836 - 1923, co-operator and social reformer, lived in ...

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William Whiteley

William Whiteley

Entrepreneur and founder of Whiteley's department store on Queensway, now Whiteleys shopping centre. A bequest from his will formed Whiteley Village. Born in Yorkshire and, 1848, apprenticed to a ...

Person, Commerce, Tragedy

3 memorials
General Post Office

General Post Office

The first general post office in London opened in 1643, after King Charles I legalised use of the royal posts for private correspondence. It was possibly located on Cloak Lane near Dowgate Hill, in...

Building, Commerce

5 memorials
Worshipful Company of Fruiterers

Worshipful Company of Fruiterers

1292 -  first reference to ‘Free Fruiterers’.  First charter in 1606.  Their shield shows Adam and Eve with that first piece of fruit.

Group, Commerce, Liveries & Guilds

5 memorials
The George Pub, Fleet Street

The George Pub, Fleet Street

Founded in 1723 as a coffee house, became Georges Hotel in 1830 and then a public house as it is today. Current building is late Victorian.

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial