Newhey Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

Two minute books and one account book.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1902 there were two Societies in Newhey - the Industrial Society and the Provident Society. The Industrial Co-operative had 453 members, 7 employees and sales of £282 weekly. The Provident had only 54 members, one employee and sales of £21 a week. By 1910, the Provident Society disappears from the records.

Newhey Industrial was formed in 1881 at 39A Huddersfield Road. The Society served the local community for over 80 years with food, clothing and footwear, and sometimes coal and furniture. Due to a decline in sales, in 1968 the members decided to merge with Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society.

Access Information

All open materials, can be viewed by previous arrangement, Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Contact the Archivist at:National Co-operative Archive, Co-operative College, Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS,,

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the National Co-operative Archive from the Co-operative Union Library in 2000. The collection had been part of the Co-operative Union's Miscellaneous Minute Books collection [earlier deposit date unknown].

Other Finding Aids

No other finding aids exist.

Archivist's Note

Description prepared by Amy Roberts volunteer August 2012.