Papers of the Windemere District Industrial Co-operative Society.
Windemere District Industrial Co-operative Society
Scope and Content
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
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The records were transferred to the National Co-operative Archive from the Manchester Archives and Local Studies Service on 14 Feb 2012.
Description compile by Heather Roberts, Archives Assistant, September 2013.