Retailing and Community: The Social Dimensions of Commerce in Historical Perspective

Date / time: 9 May, All day

Retailing and Community: The Social Dimensions of Commerce in Historical Perspective

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 9 May 2019

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

The programme includes:

  • Alistair Kefford, University of Leicester, UKCivic 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:

Image details: Detail from ‘Garden of John Penn, St James’s Park: A charity fair for Charing Cross Hospital. Coloured lithograph by G. Scharf, 1830’. Courtesy of Wellcome Collection.