|Golden Jubilee Plate M&S Co-operative 1909|
There is a little story attached to this photograph. It appeared in the co-op's monthly magazine. "Mrs. Simpson informs us that her mother joined the Society in 1863, three years after it came into being. In 1931 the share account was taken over by Mrs. Simpson, which means there has been continuous membership for 85 years." Mrs. Simpson was then 85 years old and still shopping at the Ardwick store. The porclain plaque was presented to her mother and it became a treasured family heirloom.
|Commerative Plate in the WCML|
References : M&S Co-operative Monthly Herald April 1949 page 89.
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