Wheelton Prospect & Industrial Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

Records created by Wheelton Prospect & Industrial Co-operative Society including Committee minute books.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wheelton Prospect & Industrial Co-operative Society was formed in 1866 near Chorley in Lancashire. By 1887 they were trading from Bennet Row and had a membership of 78. By 1905 membership had increased to 110 and they had opened a branch at Withnell Fold. In 1969 the society transferred engagements to Bolton & District Co-operative Society.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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 Minute Books collection.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Adam Shaw, Archivist, June 2012.