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Snapshots from the 1980s and the idealism of its worker co-ops

The upsurge of worker co-operatives in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s brought in a new generation of activists to the co-operative movement, and the network of local co-operative development agencies (many, but not all, unfortunately relatively short-lived) offered a framework for that growth. The experience of those heady days has influenced many people’s subsequent political and personal lives.

And now Martin Stott, himself one of those activists, has collected together a small booklet of photographs of the workers’ co-operative movement from that time. 

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