Butter was one of the four original items sold by the Rochdale Pioneers. The first Co-operative Wholesale Society creamery was acquired in 1895 in Castlemahon, Ireland. This butter pat was used at the Plymouth CWS Dairy as an advertising ploy. When printed onto butter, the stamp would read: ‘CWS Own Make Choicest Creamery Butter’. Dairies would advertise on large blocks of butter because they were displayed on shop counters before being cut, weighed and wrapped.
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