Women's Cooperative Guild


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Family and Intimate relationships Sir J. M. Barrie
Without children of his own, Barrie had a habit of monopolising the children of friends, for whom he invented elaborate games. Among children so situated were Bevil Quiller-Couch (who was later the fiancé of the...
Family and Intimate relationships Emily Davies
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Waters
Nance is almost a colourless character apart from her capacity for passion. (In an apparently non-literary book, a tradition of steamy fiction is evoked when her desire to make Kitty sorry makes her think of...
Occupation Eleanor Rathbone
Rathbone and Macadam collaborated on many social and political projects, most with feminist aims. They began by stabilising the Settlement's budget and community programmes. The two then served on the founding committee of the School of Social Studies and Training for Social Work
Occupation Mary Stott
This included weekly reports of the activities of the Women's Cooperative Guild , and brought her the long-term friendship of a colleague, Nora Crossley . Mary Waddington got the job partly by saying she had...
Occupation Mary Stott
This was, she said, an astonishing appointment for her, which she would never have got except at the tail end of the war when so many good men were still in the Forces. She was...
politics Eleanor Rathbone
By 1936, the Committee advocated state-sponsored lunch programmes in schools, along with the provision of milk for pregnant women and for children under school age. ER was joined in these efforts by the Fabian Barbara Drake
politics Virginia Woolf
Virginia's work consisted mainly of addressing envelopes, and she committed herself only to some weeks of this at the beginning and end of 1910. But she was also associated with the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies
Publishing Evelyn Sharp
Her Daily Bread (an account of the co-operative movement and the Women's Co-operative Guild ) also appeared in 1928, from Ernest Benn , as number six in the series Self and Society Booklets, with...
Residence Constance Holme
For her first twenty years of married life, CH lived at The Gables, Kirkby Lonsdale.
Margaret Llewelyn Davies was then running the Women's Cooperative Guild at Kirkby Lonsdale.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.


6 January 1883
Alice Acland , in the Women's Corner column of the Co-operative News, criticised women's limited role in the Co-operative Movement.
June 1883
The Women's League for the Spread of Co-operation , later the Women's Cooperative Guild , was formally inaugurated at the Co-operative Congress in Edinburgh.
August 1884
The Women's Co-operative Guild (WCG) was chosen as the new name for the Women's League for the Spread of Co-operation .
15 April 1886
The first conference of the Women's Co-operative Guild was held at Hooper Square, Leman Street, London.
Probably 1888
The Women's Co-operative Guild (WCG) made its first international contact: Emilie Holyoake spoke about the WCG at the French Co-operative congress at Tours.
Sarah Reddish of Bolton was elected to the Central Committee of the Women's Co-operative Guild .
Margaret Llewelyn Davies , a Christian Socialist, became general secretary of the Women's Co-operative Guild (WCG).
25 July 1889
The Women's Franchise League , an organisation committed to including married women in future women's suffrage proposals, was formed in London by Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy , Alice Scatcherd , and Harriet M'Ilquham and others.
Late 1889
An informal alliance was made between the Women's Co-operative Guild and the recently-formed Women's Trade Union Association , a sister organisation of working women.
Men were invited for the first time to the Women's Co-operative Guild (WCG) annual meeting, held in Glasgow.
The Women's Co-operative Guild held a festival in Manchester to mark its first decade.
The Women's Co-operative Guild (WCG) and the Women's Trade Union Association worked to unionize factory girls.
The Women's Co-operative Guild (WCG) held its first independent Congress at Leicester.
2,200 people signed the Women's Co-operative Guild 's (WCG) national petition for women's suffrage.
Sarah Reddish 's paper Right of Women to Membership was read at the Women's Co-operative Guild Annual Meeting at Burnley, as part of WCG campaign to allow women to hold personal memberships in the Co-operative Union .