Walsden Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

This series consists of records created by Walsden Co-operative Society including minute books and mortgage ledgers and rent books.

Administrative / Biographical History

Walsden Co-operative Society was formed in 1849. By 1934 it had 815 members and branches at Bottoms, Lane Bottoms, Coppeashouse and Rochdale Road and a coal depot at Unity Street. Expansion was limited due to its proximity to other local Co-operative Societies at Todmorden. In 1936 the Society merged with Bridge End Co-operative Society at Todmorden. In 1956 Bridgend Co-operative Society transferred its engagments to the Co-operative Retail Services.

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