Royton Industrial Co-Operative Society Limited; History of the Society's Formation and Progress, 1857-1907

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...and is making steady progress. New Central Premises. When the celebration of the Society's Jubilee was first mentioned about three years ago, it was intimated that one desirable way of doing it would be to put up new central premises. It may not be generally known that, more than thirty-one years ago, at the...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...and is making steady progress. New Central Premises. When the celebration of the Society's Jubilee was first mentioned about three years ago, it was intimated that one desirable way of doing it would be to put up new central premises. It may not be generally known that, more than thirty-one years ago, at the July quarterly meeting, 1876, the members gave the Committee power to secure an eligible plot of land for the erection of a central store. To many people it has always seemed a mistake not to have gone on with the project at that time. It cannot now be further delayed if the growing needs of the Society are to be suitably met. The members realised this when they empowered the Committee in October, 1905, to lease a plot of land in Park Street and Radcliffe Street, upon which the new central premises are now being erected, and which will provide accommodation for furnishing, boots and shoes, grocery and provisions departments, together with general office, boardroom, large and small halls, to accommodate respectively 750 and 250 persons. In the rear of the main building will be a three-storey warehouse and a stable for ten horses. The contracts already let amount to £9,600. The Architect is Mr. R. Worcester, of the Co-operative Wholesale Society, Manchester. CHAPTER IV. Departmental Establishments. Drapery. ABOUT nine months after the commencement of the Society, and when a fair amount of success had been attained in the grocery and provision trade, the Committee turned their attention to things other than edibles, and in May, 1858, resolved: "To commence in the drapery line," ordering one piece of flannel to sell at fourteen pence per yard, also a quantity of check, striped, and white shirtings. The new venture was stitched on to the groce...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781151426802
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 26
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.05 (d)

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