North East Midlands Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

Records of North East Midlands Co-operative Society and the societies that merged to form it including, Langley Mill and Aldercar, Ripley Provident and its subsidiary Codnor Park and Ironville, Langley Mill and Aldercar Co-operative Chemists and Associated Beverage Manufacturers Limited. The records include minute books, accounts and balance sheets.

Administrative / Biographical History

Discussions began in early 1967 to merge Langley Mill & Aldercar Co-operative Society, Ripley Provident Industrial and Co-operative Society and Selston Co-operative Society to form North East Midlands Co-operative Society. A combined working party was set up to look into the proposed merger and in May 1967 a report was produced. In July 1967 the three societies voted on the proposed merger. Selston members voted overwhelmingly in favour but the Langley Mill & Aldercar members only voted in favour by 112 votes to 110. This didn't meet the required two-thirds majority and therefore the Ripley vote was suspended. In November 1967 members met again to try and come to an agreement. In February 1968 the merger took place.

In 1981 North East Midlands Co-operative Society merged with Derby & Burton Co-operative Society and Stafford & Stone Co-operative Society to form East Midlands Co-operative Society.

Sources: Co-operative News, 1967; NACO/3/4/8/8- Transfer of Engagments and Amalgamations of Co-operative Societies, 1969; NACO/3/4/15- Transfers of Engagments and Amalgamations of Co-operative Societies 1981.