Minutes of Board and Shareholder's meetings, 1941-1973; financial records, 1888-1976; correspondence and papers, 1904-1975; manuscript rule books and amendments, 1902-1970. Much of the correspondence derives from the liquidator's activity, rather than from the business of Macclesfield Silk.
Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society Limited
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society Limited was registered as an industrial society in 1888. Its name was changed to Macclesfield Silk and Textiles Ltd in 1960. Its members decided to go into voluntary liquidation in 1972. As part of that process its name was changed to Maccclesfield Holdings Society Limited. Its manufacturing activities could then be reorganised as a subsidiary company, Macclesfield Silk and Textiles Limited, which was sold separately from the Society's property and other assets. The Society's final meeting was held on 24 October 1975.
William Henry Brown, 'The Silken Glow of Macclesfield' (Co-operative Printing Society, Manchester, 1938).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Society's liquidator in 1976.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/MSM
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are not expected.