Bamfurlong Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

Papers of Bamfurlong Co-operative Society including minutes of board meetings.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bamfurlong Co-operative Society was registered in 1887 and changed its name around 1916 to the Platt Bridge and District Co-operative Society. It was later acquired by the St. Helens Industrial Co-operative Society in 1963 which later became a part of the United Norwest Co-operatives. This changed its name to United Co-operatives in 2002 which was acquired by the Co-operative Group in 2007.

The society conducted business in grocery, drapery, hardware, furnishings, ironmongery, earthenware and flour. By 1893 it had 480 members. By 1916 the society had 540 members and was also distributing shoes and boots, tailoring, and producing and distributing baked goods.

Sources: The Co-operative Union directories.

Access Information

All open materials can be viewed by prior arrangement, Monday- Friday, 10 am- 5pm. Contact the Archivist at: National Co-operative Archive, Co-operative College, Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS. Email:

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Co-operative Union Library by Mr. Pushon. Transferred to the National Co-operative Archive from the Co-operative Union Library in 2000.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Heather Roberts, Archive Assistant, September 2013.

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