Maesteg Co-operative Society, Records
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The modern co-operative movement evolved from the activities of the Rochdale Pioneers in 1844. The basic idea was that each co-operative would run a shop which sold local produce and that each member of the co-operative had shares in the shop. The manufacturing of goods to sell would also provide employment for the co-operative's members. Co-operatives were not just economic in nature; there was also a social dimension. They could help members improve their conditions and create a sense of community. Co-operative societies were owned and regulated by their members and customers.
Cadwyd y trefn gwreiddiol / Original order retained.
Conditions Governing Access
Deposited by Llynfi Valley Historical Society March 2017
Other Finding Aids
A detailed catalogue is available online.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Cyflwr da / Good condition
Compiled by Laura Russell for Glamorgan Archive
Conditions Governing Use
Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
The records remained in the custody of the donor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.
Accruals are not expected.