Papers of George and Ethel Piper (Earlestown and St Helens Co-operative Societies)

Scope and Content

Records relating to the Piper family's membership and employment within the co-operative movement. Including social event programmes, records of the Women's Guild, Employees' Supernnuation Fund documents, insurance papers, grocery order books, hire-purchase share books, pocket diary, leather wallet, rule books, share books and correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

George and Ethel Piper were members of the Earlestown Industrial Co-operative Society which in 1956 transferred engagements to St Helens Co-operative Society. Ethel Piper was a member of the Co-operative Women's Guild. George Piper was also an employee of the society.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Depositted to the National Co-operative Archive (via the Rochdale Pioneers Musuem) by Mr and Mrs Richardson, Annan, Scotland, April 2005.

Other Finding Aids

No other finding aids exist.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Adam Shaw, Archivist February 2012.


None expected.