Scope and Content

Minute books of Ewloe Place Co-operative Society, 1914-1947; Flint and Oakenholt Co-operative Society, 1919-1949; Maelor and District Co-operative Society, 1916-1939; Mynydd Isa Co-operative Society, 1926-1948; Queensferry and District Co-operative Society, 1902-1947; and North Wales Co-operative Association, 1928-1945.

Administrative / Biographical History

Co-operative societies originally appeared in the 19th century, and were formed by businesses and individuals to offer mutual support and ensure fair trade. They developed from local businesses, and included a wide range of trades and products. During the 20th century, many local co-operatives merged into larger regional bodies or formed regional associations. A number of co-operative societies existed in Flintshire during the early 20th century, including Ewloe Place, Flint and Oakenholt, Maelor and District, Mynydd Isa, Queensferry and District, and North Wales Co-operative Association.


Arranged into the following: Ewloe Place; Flint and Oakenholt; Maelor and District; Mynydd Isa; Queensferry and District; North Wales Co-operative Association.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Chief Executive, Birkenhead and District Co-operative Society, Birkenhead, [1975].


Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

The papers passed to Birkenhead and District Co-operative Society, possibly as a result of the merging of the constituent companies.


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