Join Co-operatives West Midlands for a study visit to Rosedene Chartist Cottage and Avoncroft Museum on 8 September 2018. The educational trip includes:
- Guided tours of both historic sites
- Workshops in the beautiful Long Room at Avoncroft
- Lunch and cake
- Free time to explore and network
The visit is priced £10 for members of co-operatives and £20 all others.
Rosedene Chartist Cottage was built in the mid 19th Century by the Chartist Co-operative Land Company and has changed little since that date. It was part of the great Rosedene Chartist Settlement at Dodford. Although the Chartist Co-operative Land Company ultimately failed, it has important lessons for setting up new cooperatives.
Avoncroft Museum is a collection of rescued buildings including the historic tea room that was formerly owned by Shrewsbury Co-operative Society. The two venues are close together in the borough of Bromsgrove, to the south-west of Bromsgrove. A minibus from Bromsgrove train station will be laid on to pick up and drop off people coming by public transport. Car parking is available.
Members of co-operative should enter the coupon code Coop at the checkout.
A timetable for the day can be found here, along with booking instruction.