Garndiffaith & Varteg Industrial & Provident Society Ltd (Co-op) Records

Scope and Content

Records of Garndiffaith & Varteg Industrial & Provident Society, 1922-1982, including register of officers, indexes of shareholders and rules, 1962-1973; financial records, 1922-1982; analysis records, 1936-1982; insurance records, 1934-1981; correspondence and miscellaneous administrative files, 1971-1982.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Garndiffaith & Varteg Industrial & Provident Society, Abersychan, Monmouthshire, was established in 1889 and became part of Co-operative Retail Services Ltd South and West Wales Region in 1982.


Arranged into the following: [shareholders]; financial; analysis; insurance; correspondence etc.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Torfaen Museum Trust with the consent of Co-operative Retail Sevices Ltd, South & West Wales Region, 1983.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Records, Garndiffaith & Varteg Industrial & Provident Society Ltd (Co-op); The Co-operative Group website (, viewed 25 may 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

Documents of an ephemeral financial nature dating from before January 1976 were destroyed on deposit. The remainder were due to be destroyed in April 1989.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are in Gwent Record Office, D3348.