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

The collection is open to any accredited reader, subject to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Some files in this collection are subject to Data Protection legislation as they contain sensitive information and material under 30 years old is closed to access. It is advised that you contact the Archivist before visiting.

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.