Haddington Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

This subseries consists of records created by the Haddington Co-operative Society. These include report and balance sheets, buildings records, and photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Haddington Co-operative Society was founded in 1867 and within 20 years it had grown to a society providing groceries, shoes and boots, and a bakery to its 485 members. The society continued to grow and membership increased steadily through the First World War and into the inter-war years. In 1932, the society boasted 2,029 members and 3 branches.

Four years later in 1936 the Society merged with the Tranent Co-operative Society – the largest in the area – to form the Tranent and Haddington Co-operative Society.

Sources: The Co-operative Directory, Central Co-operative Board, 1887 and The Co-operative Directory, Co-operative Union Ltd, 1932.