East Midlands Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

Consists of records of the societies that merged to form East Midlands Co-operative Society including Stafford and Stone Co-operative Society; Derby and Burton Co-operative Society and its subsidiaries Derby, Mayfield and Burton; North East Midlands Co-operative Society and its subsidiaries Langley Mill and Aldercar, Ripley, Codnor Park and Ironville and Associated Beverage Manufacturers Limited. The records include minute books of the various committees, accounts and balance sheets.

Administrative / Biographical History

Discussions began in November 1980 for a merger between North East Midlands Co-operative Society and Derby & Burton Co-operative Society. Delegations from each society met in November 1980 and voted in favour of the merger. The merger was approved by members in January 1981. In February 1981 the new society was named East Midlands Co-operative Society.

In January 1984 talks began regarding Stafford & Stone Co-operative Society joining with East Midlands. Following approval from both boards of directors and members, this merger came into effect on 31 March 1984.

In May 1985 a working party was formed to look into a merger between East Midlands Co-operative Society and Greater Midlands Co-operative Society. An agreement was reached and in September 1985 the societies merged to become Central Midlands Co-operative Society.

Sources: NACO/3/4/15- Transfers of Engagments and Amalgamations of Co-operative Societies 1981, NACO/3/4/19- Transfers of Engagments and Amalgamations of Co-operative Societies 1984; NACO/3/4/20- Transfers of Engagments and Amalgamations of Co-operative Societies 1985 .