This weekend, a special Co-op Heritage Weekend will take place at Wythall Transport Museum to mark its 140th anniversary.
The event comes after, 140 years ago, a group of Midland Railway workers formed the Birmingham Industrial Co-operative Society to supply themselves with good food at fair prices. Today that business forms part of our Society.
This event will use the collection of historic Co-op vehicles at Wythall Transport Museum, together with archive film screenings, a photographic exhibition and stalls, to explore how the Co-op’s impact on economic, social and cultural life has touched almost every household in the city.
Alongside the preserved battery electric milk floats and bread van in the museum collection we will have on display the very latest electric vehicles from the Co-op fleet which have brought the story environmentally friendly transport full circle.
Representatives from Central England Co-op’s Membership and Funeral team will also be on hand.
This is also a regular museum opening weekend and will feature their extensive collections of buses and battery electric vehicles with a cafe, shop and kids cabin activity area.
The event takes place from 11am to 4.30pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Society
President Jane Avery will cut a 140th anniversary cake at the event at around 2.30pm on the Saturday.
Entrance is £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and £12.50 for a family.
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