Longwood Industrial Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

Papers of the Longwood Industrial Co-operative Society.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Longwood Industrial Co-operative Society was established in 1859 and was based in Longwood, Huddersfield. Its central premises were at 99 Longwood-Gate. Its was involved in various businesses and trades including grocery, drapery, hardware, boots and shoes, butchery, furnishings, ironmongery, earthenware, coals, flour and clogging. By the late 1960s the society had 1,336 members. By 1968 it conducted business in grocery, butchery and cooked meats, bread and confectionary, greengrocery and fruit, drapery, fashion and footwear over a range of premises in Longwood. The society went into liquidation on 21 Jan 1970.

Sources: The Co-operative Union directories.

Access Information

All open materials can be viewed by prior arrangement, Monday- Friday, 10 am- 5pm. Contact the Archivist at: National Co-operative Archive, Co-operative College, Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS. Email: archive@co-op.ac.uk. www.archive.coop

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Heather Roberts, Archives Assistant, September 2013.

Related Material

Other papers of the Longwood Industrial Co-operative Society are held at the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees.

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