Friday, 8 September 2017

118 : A Crisp And The Co-op



BRIGHOUSE INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY
Brighouse Industrial Society was the name given to the local co-operative society which was founded in the 1850s. By the end of the century there were branches throughout the district and it was one of the most important retail enterprises in the area selling everything from clothing to coffins, groceries to galoshes. I am not sure how I acquired the membership card of Mrs Crisp, but it is a fine piece of historical ephemera - a little work of art in its own right. 

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118 : A Crisp And The Co-op

BRIGHOUSE INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY Brighouse Industrial Society was the name given to the local co-operative society which was founded i...