This new book is published in celebration of the 150 years trading of Radstock Co-op.

A Short History of the Radstock Co-operative Society by Nigel Watson.

The Radstock Co-operative Society has been serving the local community for 150 years. Founded in an era when independent co-operative retail societies were springing up all over the country, the Society has endured rocky times, but, when similar societies have long since disappeared, it has emerged stronger and more successful now than at any point in the past.
This book tells the society’s story, from those humble beginnings through scandal and adversity to the flourishing organisation of the current day. It describes the transition of a business always conscious of its role in the community from the days of daily deliveries of bread, milk and other goods to the friendly, well-stocked modern community stores of today.
After 150 years the society manages more stores than it has ever done and remains ambitious to add more. Aiming to be the best community retailer wherever it operates, the Society still places traditional co-operative principles at the heart of everything it does.
In the book Nigel Watson, the author, acknowledges the help he received from the Radstock Museum research team.
This new book is on sale, in the Museum shop, to Museum visitors and the general public.
It is priced at £14.99.
We are also offering Mail Order for this book at the following rate:
2nd class post: £2.95. Please read the notes on our Mail Order service.

A Short History of the Radstock Co-operative Society