Printing Plates of Coventry and District Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

Printing plates showing scenes relating to Coventry Co-operative Society. The printing plates are metal and mounted on wooden blocks.

Administrative / Biographical History

Coventry and District Co-opertaive Society was founded in 1867 and was originally called Coventry Perserverance Co-operative Society. The society quickly progressed and by 1877 had a membership of 834. When they celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1917 they had a membership of 22,941 and in 1967 had 104,637. In 1991 the society merged to become Coventry and East Mercia Co-operative Society which in 2000 changed its name to become Heart of England Co-operative Society.

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 with the National Co-operative Archive by John Goodman 1 December 2004. Accession no. Acc209.

Other Finding Aids

A deposit list exists.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Adam Shaw, Archivist, March 2012.


None expected.