Papers of Sydney Alfred Wretham, CWS London Audit Department

Scope and Content

Consists of papers relating to Sydney Wretham's employment with the CWS including a certificate for the The Co-operative Secretaries Association, a copy of the model balance sheet he devised, photograph of him been presented with a long service award, a copy of the long service award, and a list of societies dissolved c1872.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sydney Alfred Wretham was an employee of the CWS for over 51 years and in 1957, whilst working at the London Audit Department, a resolution was passed at the CWS Board meeting to acknowledge high appreciation of the conscientious and faithful services rendered by Mr Sydney A Wretham during his long and honourable association with this society. Most notable during this 51 years service, Wretham devised a model balance sheet in 1919 for all societies to use.

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

Depositted to the National Co-operative Archive by Ken Wretham (son of of Sydney Alfred Wretham) September 2005.

Other Finding Aids

No other finding aids exist.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Adam Shaw, Archivist February 2012.