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Funeral division pays respects to ‘champion of the poor’

A floral wreath was laid on the grave of William MacGregor, Tamworth’s ‘champion of the poor’. It marked the 130th anniversary of the Tamworth Co-operative Society which he founded in 1886.

The garland was placed at St Chad’s Church, Hopwas, where Mr MacGregor was a curate, by Amanda Woodward, general manager of the Society’s funeral division, and deputy funeral manager Glen Speak.

Reverend MacGregor is widely regarded as the town’s greatest benefactor, bringing affordable food and other goods to the working classes through the co-operative movement.

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