: R.A.C.S. Bazaars

R.A.C.S. bazaar

R.A.C.S. bazaar

Above: Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society staff and artists planning the Christmas Bazaar, 1960s.

The Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society (RACS) was founded in 1868 in Woolwich and grew to have many branches in and around London. They carried out a range of business from food retail to hairdressing to funerals.

The National Co-operative Archive holds the minute books, financial material, photographs and other items relating the RACS, as part of the South East Retail Group collection.

Photos from the Co-operative Press Photographic Collection. Copyright © National Co-operative Archive.

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