Papers of United Co-operative Society, High Peak Area, Buxton Entertainments Contest

Scope and Content

This collections deals with materials relating primarily to the Buxton Entertainments Contest, but there are also items for the Buxton Brass Band Festival, which was held by the North West Area Brass Bands Association.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Buxton Entertainments Contest was a Brass Bands competition held by the United Co-operative Society (previously Norwest Co-operative and United Norwest Co-operative), at the Buxton Pavilion Gardens, between 1972 and 2006. The contest was open to both members and non-members of the North West Area Brass Bands Association, though bands that did compete could not be ranked within the championship section.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Donated July 2000 by Mrs A Wright from the estate of Norman Chadwick. Accession reference: Acc118.

Other Finding Aids

A deposit list exists.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued May/June 2012 by Gareth Pugh (volunteer).

Appraisal Information

Other papers donated with the collection can be found in X9- Papers of Norman Chadwick (New Mills Co-operative Society and Norwest Music Festival).

Several books were also donated with the papers. These were added to the National Co-operative Archive library.


None expected

Related Material

X9- Papers of Norman Chadwick (New Mills Co-operative Society and Norwest Music Festival), held at National Co-operative Archive.