This file consists of records created by the Annan Co-operative Society including report and balance sheets, petitions to the local council, correspondence, and photographs.
Annan and District Co-operative society
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Annan and District Co-operative Society was founded in 1920 in Annan, Dumfries-shire. Within 2 years it had already attracted 524 members and the Society continued to grow reaching 3,666 members in 1966. The Society grew from one branch in 1920, to providing 5 grocery stores, a butchers, 2 clothing stores, and a funeral service by the 1960's. The Society also operated a delivery service by van to its more rural customers.
In 1971 the Annan and District Co-operative Society was amalgamated into the Dumfries and Maxwelltown Co-operative Society.
Sources: The Co-operative Directory, Co-operative Union Ltd, 1922 and Co-operative Directory, Co-operative Union Ltd, 1966.