Greening Street, SE2

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Edward Owen Greening (August 17, 1836 – March 5, 1923) was a leading member of the Co-operative movement from the mid 1850s onwards. He knew many of the Owenites (followers of Robert Owen) including William Pare, Lloyd Jones, ET Craig and GJ Holyoake. Greening was involved in the events leading to the convening of the first modern Co-operative Congress in 1869 and the formation of the Co-operative Union. This street and many others on the Bostall Estate were built by the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society from 1900 and named after prominent members of the movement and its ideals.

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