Holyoake House in 1911

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This image is a facsimile from a book showing the exterior of Holyoake House, headquarters of the Co-operative Union. On the reverse it reads, " Holyoake House, headquarters of the Co-operative Union as it appeared in 1911 when it was opened in Manchester. Neale did not live to see the new home of the Co-operative Union. Many co-operators have felt the building should have been named after Neale, but he and Holyoake, another great co-operative leader worked closely together and enjoyed a firm friendship". This refers to Edward Vansittart Neale, who was first General Secretary of the Co-operative Union. Black and white.