Maesteg Co-operative Society, Records

Scope and Content

Minute Book

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

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

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

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Laura Russell for Glamorgan Archive

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the donor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


Accruals are not expected.