Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "Army and Navy Co-operative Stores Limited"

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Army and Navy Co-operative Stores Limited, 117, Victoria-street, Westminster. The members consist of two classes, viz.: shareholders and ticket holders; the latter including life members and annual subscribers. The first class, shareholders, is limited to officers, non-commissioned officers, and petty officers, serving, or who have served, in the army, navy, militia, or yeomanry; the widows, sons, and daughters of officers; the secretaries, or other recognised officers of the military and naval clubs, and representatives of regimental and naval messes and canteens. The shares are of the value of £1 each, and holders of one or more shares are entitled to participate in the profits, to deal at the stares, and with the tradesmen connected with the society, and to have certain privileges with regard to the carnage of goods. Life members comprise officers serving, or who have served, in the army, navy, militia, or yeomanry, and widows, sons, or daughters of officers, who do not wish to take shares or to be annual subscribers: also widows of shareholders who would have been qualified to be life members. The payment for a life ticket £1 1s. Annual subscribers, who pay 5s. the first year and 2s. 6d. each subsequent year, consist of persons eligible to become shareholders, but who do not wish to take shares, and other persons who may be introduced, subject to the approval of the committee of management. They will enjoy all the privileges possessed by shareholders, except participation in the profits and management of the society, or the special advantage as to carriage of parcels. Annual tickets can be obtained by personal or written application to the secretary. Annual tickets date from the 1st January in each year. The directors reserve to themselves the right of declining to renew any annual ticket, or to cancel any ticket on repayment of the current year’s subscription.

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879