On Tuesday 20th June, thirty-one members of the Local History group thoroughly enjoyed a very interesting talk on the history of the Co-Operative Society. It is amazing to think that, from the original meeting of a few business men in Rochdale in the late 19th Century, the Society now flourishes in all corners of the world. I think that we all learned things about the Co-op which we never knew. We also were introduced to our new organisers for the group, Ian Webb and Avril Pell, who outlined their vision for 2018. For further details of this group, which meets every third Tuesday afternoon in the month, do please contact me. Jan Tilley.