Flashcards in Unionism and Co-operation: The Growth of Co-operative activities Deck (16):
When did Robert Owen take over at New Lanark?
Which organisation did Henry Heatherington (later Chartist) set up in 1821 as a result of Robert Owen's ideas?
The Co-operative and Economical Society
William King was inspired to do what by Robert Owen's ideas at New Lanark?
Publish a newspaper called the Co-operator after 1827 (for two years)
What did the Co-operative and Economical Society do?
It attempted to encourage independent co-operative shops across the country, giving dividends to customers, and high quality, low cost goods
How many co-operative stores were there in the country by 1832?
What was the Labour Exchange Bazaar and how long did it last?
Exchanged goods/services rather than money... 2 years from 1832
When did the Rochdale Pioneers open their co-operative shop?
What were the principles and rules the Rochdale Pioneers used to run their shop?
Women could also be members and vote for leaders
By 1863 how many co-operatives had been set up to operate like the Rochdale shop?
When was the Co-operative Wholesale Society set up and what was it able to do by 1868?
1863, and by 1868 it could set up international trade
Define Co-operative Economics
Improve business through promoting collective ownership and dividing profit equally among a group
By the 1850s how many stores run with co-operative economics were there?
More than 1,000
By the 1870s the co-operative movement had amassed property worth?
More than £300,000
Define Friendly Societies
Groups of people (normally a village or area of a town) group together to provide support for one another,a mutual fund (eg. Royal Forest in Yorkshire (early 18th century))
When was the Friendly Societies Act?