CHORD workshop

The CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) workshop on: ‘Retailing and Community: The Social Dimensions of Commerce in Historical Perspective’ will take place at the University of Wolverhampton, UK on May 9, 2019.

The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found here:

The programme includes:

Alistair Kefford, University of Leicester, UK
Civic Visions of Consumerism? Post-1945 British Planning and the Reorganisation of Urban Retailing

Grace Millar, University of Wolverhampton, UK
‘The grocer carried me for three months’: Understanding shop credit during extended strikes and lockouts

Pierre Botcherby, University of Warwick, UK
Representing local interests in post-industrial town centre regeneration: a case study of St. Helens, Merseyside

Marjorie Gehrhardt, University of Reading, UK
Salvation Army stores, 1890-1914: charitable or commercial ventures?

George Gosling, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Charity shops and commercial traders: a history of rivalry or collaboration?

Triona Fitton, University of Kent, UK
Blurring boundaries: ‘The Gift’ reimagined in the contemporary British charity shop

Ian Mitchell, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Much more than a Store: Co-ops in northern and midland England, 1870-1914

Cath Feely, University of Derby, UK
‘Certainly nothing half so revealing exists in documentary form’: The Local Newsagent in Interwar Britain

Tim Alen, Plunkett Foundation, UK
A proposal from Plunkett Foundation on the story of community shops

The workshop will take place in room Room MH108-9, Mary Seacole (MH) Building, City Campus, University of Wolverhampton.

The fee is £20

For further information and to register, please see the workshop web-pages, at:

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at:

Information about CHORD events can also be found here: