South Western Section Co-operative Convalescent Fund

Scope and Content

This collection comprises minute books and account ledgers of the South Western Section Co-operative Convalescent Fund.

Administrative / Biographical History

The first meeting of representatives of subscribing societies to The South Western Co-operative Convalescent Fund was held in June 1914. Thirty-three societies joined at this time including Bristol, Taunton, Exeter, Exmouth and Torquay. The aim was to restore to health co-operative employees and their families to enable them to continue working by providing accommodation in approved convalescent homes and expenses to cover the cost of travel to such homes. The first applications to the fund included sufferers from bronchitis, a nervous debility and double hernia. The fund was dissolved in the mid 1970s.


Arrangement is by provenance.

Access Information

Open materials can be viewed by prior 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 Tel 0161 246 2925 Fax 0161 246 2946 e-mail

Other Finding Aids

No other finding aids exist.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Caroline Flint, National Co-operative Archives volunteer, June 2009.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be supplied for research purposes, subject to the completion of a declaration form. Please consult the Archivist regarding copyright issues.


None expected.

Related Material

Related material includes the records of the Southern Co-operative Convalescent Fund (SCCF) and the records of the North-West Co-operative Convalescent Homes Association (NWCH) held at the National Co-operative Archive.