Working Together: Oral History Interviews

Scope and Content

These oral history interviews were collated as part of the Working Together project (2017-2018), which set out to record and preserve the heritage of the workers' co-operative movement. These interviews cover the personal experiences of those involved in the movement, specifically focusing on the 1970s-1990s.


Material has been ordered in a largely chronological order of the date that the interview was recorded. There is some discrepancy to this system where permissions for the interviews were obtained at a later date.

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

In October 2017, the National Co-operative Archive published a call-out for oral histories from individuals in the wider worker co-op community for Working Together, a Heritage Lottery Funded project seeking to record and preserve the heritage of the worker co-operative movement. This material was recorded and deposited in response to this call out.

Conditions Governing Use

These interviews have been licensed under a Creative Commons license (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives)

Custodial History

Material has been stored digitally at the National Co-operative Archive.


Accruals expected

Related Material

Transcripts and summaries of materials - available on the National Co-operative Archive website, or on request from the archive.

Location of Originals

Original recordings and transcripts held at the National Co-operative Archive, Manchester.