Escrick and District Co-operative Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection consists of records relating to Escrick and District Co-operative Society including reports and balance sheets, correspondence, order receipts, rough notes regarding distribution of surplus and papers regarding the Federal Superannuation Fund.

Administrative / Biographical History

Escrick and District Co-operative Society was formed in 1872 along the principles of the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society. The society had a presence in the village throughout the twentieth century and also established a branch store at Wheldrake. The society operated until 1971 when it merged with York 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: archive@co-op.ac.uk, www.archive.coop

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the National Co-operative Archive from the Co-operative Union Library in 2000.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Adam Shaw, Archivist, September 2012.