This film is part of Free

Working Together

Everything the fifties customer could possibly want can be supplied by the Co-op - as this nostalgic promotional film will show

Promotional 1959 16 mins

From the collection of:

Logo for Wessex Film and Sound Archive


This corporate film begins with explanatory animations before showing various live-action vignettes that link into each other. Scenes in a pottery are followed by a cigarette factory, apple pickers and packers, a bicycle and pram factory, a shoe demonstration, a textile mill and a 'Mayfair' designer at work. The textiles are woven on power looms and pass on rollers to be folded. The film ends with supermarket and shopping scenes with customers addressing the camera.