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Kettering Co-operatives Exhibition at the Manor House Museum

Published: Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Celebrating the story of the local Co-op.

The Kettering Co-operatives exhibition will be held at the Manor House Museum over the Autumn and Winter to celebrate the history of the local Co-op story.

The exhibition will open on Saturday, 21st October 2017 and will run until Saturday, 20th January 2018.

From opticians to operatics, ‘Kettering Co-operatives’ will explore how the ‘Shoe Grocers’ of Kettering came together to shape the working and family life of the town.

The exhibition will open in an exciting new space, refurbished with funding from Museum Development East Midlands.

On Saturday, 25th November 2017, a special event day to celebrate the Co-op will also be held at the Manor House Museum, where visitors are welcome to share stories, photos and memories of the Co-op over a cup of tea and biscuits.

This is a *FREE* event with activities for all ages.

For further information, contact the Manor House Museum on 01536 534219,

Email museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk or

Visit www.kettering.gov.uk/museums.

Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate & Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: “This is another fascinating example in a long line of interesting exhibitions at the Manor House Museum. Kettering Co-operatives will give visitors the chance to learn, reminisce and celebrate our remarkable history.”

Councillor Lloyd Bunday, Kettering Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community and Culture, said: “The Kettering Co-operatives showcase gives individuals the opportunity to fully understand the history of the local Co-op. I encourage everyone to come along to the Manor House Museum to view the donated objects and photographs, and to enjoy this free exhibition.”

Notes to Editor

Kettering Museum & Art Gallery

Please note the Museum & Gallery are closed Sundays & Mondays.

Twitter: @KMuseumGallery

Manor House Museum

Open Tues – Sat, 10am – 4.45pm (last admission 4.30pm, closed bank holidays)

Entry is free, donations welcome

T. 01536 534 219   E. museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk

Visit www.kettering.gov.uk/museums

Kettering Museum & Art Gallery is situated on Sheep Street, Kettering, easy to get to by train, bus or by car. It is near the library and close to the parish church of SS Peter and Paul