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Flintshire Record Office
Flintshire Co-operative Society, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/431

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Flintshire Co-operative Society Records

Short Title: Flintshire Co-operative Society, records

Creation date(s): 1902-1949

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (31 items)

Name of creator(s): Ewloe Place Co-operative Society Ltd.; Flint and Oakenholt Co-operative Society Ltd.; Maelor and District Co-operative Society Ltd.; Mynydd Isa Co-operative Society Ltd.; Queensferry and District Co-operative Society Ltd.; North Wales Co-operative Association

CONTEXT

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.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: 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.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: 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: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

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

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Chief Executive, Birkenhead and District Co-operative Society, Birkenhead, [1975].

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Flintshire Co-operative Society records catalogue; Co-Op Online (http://www.cooponline.coop/index.html), viewed 26 January 2004;

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Cooperative societies | Wales | Flintshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Ewloe Place Co-operative Society
Flint and Oakenholt Co-operative Society
Maelor & District Co-operative Society Ltd
Mynydd Isa Co-operative Society
Queensferry and District Co-operative Society

Places
Ewloe (Wales)
Flint (Wales)
Maelor (Wales)
Mynydd Isa (Wales)
Queensferry (Wales)

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