Co-op celebrates birthday at county show

Lincolnshire Co-operative is continuing to celebrate its 150th birthday by putting on a show at the Lincolnshire Show this week.

The Co-op’s Society will have a large stand at the annual show on June 22 and 23, along 10th Avenue, as well as a foodstore next to it.

The stand will have a ‘then and now’ theme, starting at when the Co-op was founded in 1861 to current times, featuring interesting facts along the way.

Representatives from the food, pharmacy, travel, home departments will be on hand to chat to bystanders, accompanied by the Society’s mascot Kool Kat.

People can also take part be writing in a memory book or recording a video message for the foodstore, and will get a cupcake by Gadsby’s as a thank you.

As well as the history lesson, there are Jaguars from Holland Brothers on display, hand carving demos, chiropody and samples of Local Choice and Fairtrade products.

The revamped 1970’s bus (pictured) will also be touring with the Society.

Membership and Community Manager Sam Turner said: “There’s going to be all kinds of things for visitors to see and do at our stand.

“In particular, we’d love to see lots of people coming to leave us as message or a memory and help us celebrate our 150th birthday.”

Source: Lincolnshire Co-op