This collection consists of half yearly and quarterly reports and balance sheets of New Mills Co-operative Society.
New Mills Co-operative Society
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
New Mills Co-operative Society started on 22 October 1860 when a group of New Mills men bought a cow and divided the beef among them. The first shop was on the High Street and progress was slow but by 1920 the had a membership of 3,270. Throughout the twentieth century the society held a very prominent position in New Mills, however, by 1972 the society was in decline. It was therefore decided, in 1973, that the society would merge to become part of the larger Norwest Co-operative Society.
Conditions Governing Access
All open materials can be viewed by prior arrangement, Monday- Friday, 10 am- 5 pm. Contact the Archivist at: National Co-operative Archive, Co-operative College, Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.archive.coop
Transferred to the National Co-operative Archive from the Co-operative Union Library in 2000. The collection had been part of the Co-operative Union's Miscellaneous collection.
Other Finding Aids
No other finding aids exist.
Description compiled by Adam Shaw, Archivist, September 2012.