In order to mark the centenary of the WWI, the Rochdale Pioneers Museum is staging an exhibition entitled ‘From Shop Floor to Front Line’ which reveals the impact of WWI on co-operative members and employees. The exhibition runs from 27  June 2015 to 14 May 2016. Click here to find out more about the exhibition.

COMPRESSED A replica Victoria Cross like that awarded to William Ewart Boulter

WWI co-operative voices

The ‘WWI co-operative voices’ blog runs alongside the exhibition and shares the stories of co-operative workers and members during the conflict including accounts of soldiers, shop workers and conscientious objectors . They are tales of death, duty and of those who chose not to fight.

Through ‘WWI co-operative voices’ we will be releasing new posts about these individuals throughout the duration of the exhibition . Read about the co-operative movement’s involvement in a war that shook the world by selecting a name from the column on the left. You can also follow us on social media for regular updates.

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We wish to thank the Heritage Lottery Fund for supporting the ‘From shop floor to front line’ exhibition and project.