Pocklington & District Industrial Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

This series consists of records created by Pocklington & District Industrial Co-operative Society including legal agreements and a report and balance sheet.

Administrative / Biographical History

Pocklington & District Industrial Co-operative Society was formed in 1904 with its first registered offices being at Waterloo Buildings, 15 Market Place. By 1905 it was trading in grocery, drapery, boots and shoes, furnishings, tailoring and flour and had a membership of 140. By 1922 the society had branches at Bishop Wilton, Bugthorpe, Stamford Bridge and Melbourne. In 1940 a further branch was opened at Wilberfoss. On 29 Dec 1956 the society merged with Hull Co-operative Society which in 1981 transferred its engagments to the Co-operative Retail Services.

Source: 'The Shop for the People. Two Centuries of Co-operative Enterprise in Hull and East Yorkshire', by John E Smith (1998).