Papers of Norman Chadwick (New Mills Co-operative Society and Norwest Music Festival)

Scope and Content

Papers from the estate of Norman Chadwick including papers regarding the transfer of New Mills to Whaley & Buxton Co-operative Society, and papers regarding Norwest Music Festival.

Administrative / Biographical History

Norman Chadwick was the Chairman of the Norwest Co-operative Music Festival 1980- 1982. This was an annual music festival that consisted of several competitions which trophies were awarded to the winners. The first festival was held in 1980 at Chapel-en-le-Frith School, and in 1981 and 1982 it was held at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. The festival widened its scope to become a festival of culture that included music, dancing, painting, poetry and photography.

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

Depositted to the National Co-operative Archive, via the Rochdale Pioneers Museum, by Mrs A Wright, 23 July 2000.

Other Finding Aids

A deposit list is available.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Adam Shaw, Archivist, March 2012.