Windemere District Industrial Co-operative Society

Scope and Content

Papers of the Windemere District Industrial Co-operative Society.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Windemere District Industrial Co-operative Society was established in 1865. Its central premises were in Victoria Street, Windemere. Upon opening its first shop in May 1865 the society had 85 members. It traded mainly in groceries, shoes and boots, earthenware and flour. By 1966 it had 1,800 members and traded solely in groceries. It merged into Lancastria Co-operative Society on 25 January 1969.

Sources: The Co-operative Union directories

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

The records were transferred to the National Co-operative Archive from the Manchester Archives and Local Studies Service on 14 Feb 2012.

Archivist's Note

Description compile by Heather Roberts, Archives Assistant, September 2013.

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