It was a balmy and beautiful morning as our two thousand Co-operative delegates gently promenaded towards the Usher Hall that Whitsuntide in 1955. They had much to be proud about. Despite the continuing attacks from the right-wing press, especially that belonging to Beaverbrook, they could point to the fact that their involvement and arrangement in the normal working life of Britain was so fundamental as to be assumed.
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- H.T.N. Gaitskill (1957), Report of Cooperative Independent Commission, Cooperative Union Ltd.Google Scholar