Wigan Co-operative Stores

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of the Wigan Co-operative Stores.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Wigan Co-operative Stores seem to be a failed prelude to the Wigan Co-operative Society which was established in 1889. No other information on the Wigan Co-operative Stores is known.

Sources: Letter of transfer at back of contributions ledger 1867-1879.

Conditions Governing Access

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, archive@co-op.ac.uk www.archive.coop

Acquisition Information

In 2000 the archive of the Co-operative union Library was transferred to the National Co-operative Archive.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Heather Roberts, Archive Assistant, September 2013

Custodial History

Found in the Bolton offices of United Co-operatives in 1983. The ledger was then transferred, in December 1983, to the Co-operative Union Library by United Co-operatives Secretary, Mr J A Galloway.

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