Chelmsford TUC

History

A Selection of Co-operative Society Histories

The published histories shown below are available either at the Co-operative College or the Bishopsgate Institute, London.
  • Abergavenny and District Co-operative Society, You Inherit! Golden Jubilee Anniversary, P. Wall, (1960).
  • Accrington and Church Industrial Co-operative Society, 1860-1910, (1910).
  • Addlestone and District Co-operative Society 1902-1952, L.W. Gray, (1952).
  • Airedale Co-operative Society, 1864-1964, (1964).
  • Allerton Industrial Co-operative Society, 1867-1917, (1918).

  • Alloa Co-operative Society, A Historical Survey on the Occasion of the Society’s Jubilee, (1912).
  • Alva Co-operative Bazaar Society, (1948).
  • Ammonford Co-operative Society, 1900-1950, (1950).
  • Annfield Plain Co-operative Society, 1870-1920, (1921).
  • Ashton-under-Lyne Working Men’s Co-operative Society, 1857-1907, (1907).
  • Banbury Co-operative Society, 1866-1916, W.H. Lickorish, (1916).
  • Barnsley British Co-operative Society, 1862-1962, (1962).
  • Barnsley British Co-operative Society, 1862-1902, (1903).
  • Barnsley British Co-operative Society, 1950-1970, An Assessment of its Decline, Dissertation - F.J. Doyle, (1976).
  • Barrhead Co-operative Society, 1861-1911, R. Murray, (1911).
  • Barrhead Co-operative Society, 1911-1936, R. Murray, (1936).
  • Barrhead Co-operative Society, 1937-1961, J. McWhinter, (1961).
  • Barwell and District Co-operative Society 1871-1921, A Short History, (1921).
  • Bath Co-operative Society, Jubilee History, W.H. Brown, (1939).
  • Bath - A Century of Co-operation in Bath, Ingrid Sofrin, (1991).
  • Bath, Centenary of Co-operation in Bath, Thesis- J. Varney, (1963).
  • Batley Co-operative Society, 1867-1917, W.H. Childe, (1919).
  • Bedlington Equitable Industrial Co-operative Society, 1861-1911, (1911).
  • Berkhampstead and Hemel Hempstead Co-operative Society, 1883-1953, (1953).
  • Beswick Co-operative Society, 1892-1907, A.E. Worswick, (1907).
  • Bingley Industrial Co-operative Society - Fifty years of Co-operation, (1900).
  • Birmingham Co-operative Society - Early Co-operation in Birmingham District, E.W. Hampton, (1928).
  • Birmingham Co-operative Society - Fifty Years of Progress: The Story of the B.C.S. (1931).
  • Birmingham Co-operative Society, 1881-1931, Fifty Years of Progress. T. Smith, Editor, (1931).
  • Birmingham Co-operative Society, 1881-1951, Seventy Years of Service, T. Smith, (1951).
  • Bishop Auckland Industrial Co-operative Flour and Provision Society, 1860-1910, T. Readshaw, (1910).
  • Bishop Auckland Co-operative Society - Into the Second Century, 1860-1960, (1960).
  • Blairgowrie and District Co-operative Society, B.G. Cairns, (1967).
  • Blaenavon - A Century of Co-operative Service, 1889-1989, K.J. Evans, Editor, (1989).
  • Blaengarw - A Century of Co-operative Service, 1890-1990, K.J. Evans, Editor, (1990).
  • Blaydon and District Industrial and Provident Society, 1858-1958, (1958).
  • Bletchley and District Co-operative Society, 1884-1934, (1934).
  • Bolton - History of the Great and Little Bolton Co-operative Society, 1859-1909, F.W. Peables, (1909).
  • Bradford, City of Bradford Co-operative Society, 1860-1910, (J. Bennett and J. Baldwin. (1911).
  • Braintree and West Essex Co-operative Society 1864-1914, An Historical Sketch, (1914).
  • Braintree and West Essex Co-operative Society, 1864-1914, B.S. Wood, (1914).
  • Braintree Co-operative Society - The Second Fifty Years E.E. Amos, (1964).
  • Bridge End Co-operative Society, 1847-1901, F. Pickles, (1902).
  • Brighton Equitable Co-operative Society, 1888-1909, (1909).
  • Brighton Equitable Co-operative Society, 1828-1938, W.H. Brown, (1938).
  • Brighton Co-operative Society - The people’s Business, Sir W. Richardson, (1986).
  • Bristol Industrial Co-operative Society - A Study in Democracy, E. Jackson (1911).
  • Broxburn Co-operative Society, 1879-1929, (1929).
  • Buckfastleigh Co-operative Society, J.R. Dyer, 1869-1919, (1919).
  • Burton-on-Trent Co-operative Society - The First Twelve Months, Dissertation F.G. Deller, (1976).
  • Bury - The Origin and History of Co-operation in Bury, 1855-1905, T. Rigby, (1905).
  • Cairncross and District Co-operative and Industrial Society, 1863-1913, (1913).
  • Cambridge and District Co-operative Society, 1868-1919, W.H. Brown (1920).
  • Cambridge - Co-operation in a University Town: With the 70 years record of the Cambridge of the Cambridge and District Co-operative Society, W.H. Brown, (1939).
  • Chelmsford Star - A Co-operative History, Malcolm Wallace, (1999).
  • Chelmsford Star Co-operative Industrial Society, 1867-1967, (1967).
  • Clifton Co-operation Industrial Society, 1855-1908, (1908).
  • Clydebank Co-operative Society, W.E. Lawson, (1948).
  • Clynderwen - A Brief Summary of the Clynderwen and District Farmers’ Association, J.L. Morris, (1980).
  • Coalville, History of Coalville Working Men’s Co-operative Society, A. Lockwood and C.W. Brown, (1932).
  • Colchester Co-operative Society, A Brief History of its Origin and Development, G. Phillips, (1886).
  • Colchester and East Essex Co-operative Society, 100 Up, (1961).
  • Colchester and East Essex Co-operative Society, H.W. Lewington (1977).
  • Compstall Co-operative Industrial Society, 1851-1901, (1901).
  • Congleton Equitable and Industrial Co-operative Society, 1860-1910, A. Cooke and J. Cooke, (1910).
  • Co-operative Retail Services - 60 Years in Retailing, 1934-1994, (1994).
  • Co-operative Retail Services - History and Constitution (1979).
  • Coventry Co-operative Society, 1867-1917, (1917).
  • Coventry and District Co-operative Society, 1867-1967, (1967).
  • Cramlington and District Co-operative Society, 1861-1911, W. Simpson, (1911).
  • Crewe Co-operative Friendly Society, R. Whittle, (1876).
  • Crewe Co-operative Friendly Society, 1845-1929, G.D. Lucas, (1929).
  • Crook and Neighborhood Co-operative Corn Mill, Flour and Provision Society, E. Lloyd, 1865-1915, (1916).
  • Crook Co-operative Society, 1885-1915, E. Lloyd, (1915).
  • Cwmbach Industrial Co-operative Society, E. Jones, (1900).
  • Darlington Co-operative Society, 1868-1968, (1968).
  • Darwen Industrial Co-operative Society, 1860-1910, (1910).
  • Derby City Provident Co-operative Society, 1850-1900, G.J. Holyoake and A. Scotton, (1900).
  • Derby City Provident Co-operative Society, 1850-1925, W.L. Unsworth, (1927).
  • Derby - 100 Years of Co-operation in Derby, D. Boydell, (1950).
  • Desborough Industrial Provident Society, 1863-1913, (1913).
  • Dunfermline Co-operative Society, 1861-1961, (1962).
  • Eastleigh Co-operative Society, 1892-1948, W.H. Brown (1949).
  • Eccles Provident Industrial Society, 1857-1907, J. Haslam, (1907).
  • Enfield Highway Co-operative Society, Co-operation in Enfield and its Environs, H.C. Smith, (1932).
  • Failsworth Industrial Society, 1859-1909, (1909).
  • Gloucester Co-operative and Industrial Society, 1860-1910, F. Purnell and H.W. William, (1910).
  • Goole Co-operative Society, 1883-1904, (1904).
  • Grays Co-operative Industrial and Provident Society, (1895).
  • Grays Co-operative Society 1867-1957, T.A.S. Henshall, (1957).
  • Great Horton Industrial Society, 1859-1909, H. Hodgson, (1909).
  • Greenfield Co-operative Society, 1856-1906, Village Co-operation, (1906).
  • Greenfield Co-operative Society, 1856-1956, One Hundred Years of Village Co-operation, W.G. Hobson, (1956).
  • Greenock Central Co-operative Society, Jubilee History, (1910).
  • Halifax Industrial Co-operative Society, 1851-1901, D. Lawston and M. Blatchford, (1906).
  • Halstead Co-operative Society - The Great Adventure, A.E. Hodgkinson JP, (1960).
  • Haslingden Industrial Co-operative Society, R. Boyson, (1952).
  • Hawick Co-operative Store Company, 1839-1889, (1889).
  • Hazel Grove Industrial and Equitable Society 1869-1910 - An Historical Sketch.
  • Hepworth Industrial Society, Hepworth’s Hundred Years of Co-operative Adventure, W.H. Brown, (1946).
  • Heywood Co-operative Society, 1850-1950, W.H. Brown, (1950).
  • Hinckley and District Industrial Co-operative Society, 1861-1911, (1911).
  • Hucknall Co-operative Society, 1864-1964 - A century of Progress, (1964).
  • Huddersfield Industrial Co-operative Society, 1860-1910, O. Balmforth, (1910).
  • Hull - History of Co-operative Development, S. Marshall, (1951).
  • Hull - One Hundred Years of Co-operation in Hull, J.E. Smith, (1990).
  • Hyde Equitable Co-operative Society, 1862-1912, T. James and J. Rhodes, (1912).
  • Ipswich Industrial Co-operative Society, 1868-1968, A Century of Service, (1968).
  • Irthlingborough Industrial and Provisional Co-operative Society, 1885-1935, K. Noble, (1935).
  • Keighley Industrial Co-operative society, 1860-1910, J. Rhodes (1911).
  • Kettering Co-operative Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Society, 1888-1909, W.H. Brown, (1909).
  • Kettering "Union" Boot and Shoe Productivity Society, 1896-1917, G. Stanton, (1918).
  • Kettering Industrial Co-operative Society, 100 Years of Progress, 1866-1966, (1966).
  • Kettering Industrial Co-operative Society, Achievement, 1866-1926, S. York, (1926).
  • Kilmarnock Equitable Co-operative Society, 1860-1910. J. Deans, Editor, (1910).
  • Kinning Park, Jubilee History, P.J. Dollan, (1923).
  • Kirkby-in-Ashfield Industrial Co-operative Society, G.J. Duke and J.G. Shacklock, (1900).
  • Leadgate Industrial and Provident Co-operative Society, 1870-1920, J. Smith, (1921).
  • Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society, 1847-1897, G. T. Holyoake, (1897).
  • Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society, Political Development, Dissertation G. Parkin,(1977).
  • Leicester - A History of Equity Shoes, S.W. Pepper, (1986).
  • Leicester Co-operative Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Society, Equity: A Triumph, E.O. Greening.
  • Leicester Co-operative Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Society, Its History, E.O. Greening, (1923).
  • Leicester Co-operative Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Society, Its History, J.H. Plumb, (1937).
  • Leicester Co-operative Hosiery Manufacturing Society, T. Blandford and G. Newell, (1898).
  • Leicester Co-operative Society, (1898).
  • Leigh Friendly Co-operative Society, 1857-1907, T. Boydell, (1907).
  • Lennoxtown Friendly Victualling Society, 1812-1912, J.A. Flanagan, (1912).
  • Letchworth Co-operative Society - Sixty Years of Endevour, 1904-1964, (1964).
  • Lincoln Co-operative Society - A Century of Achievement, F. Brockshaw and D. McNab (1961).
  • Lincoln Co-operative Society, 1861-1911, D. McInness, (1911).
  • Liverpool Co-operative Society - Co-operative Century, 1844-1944, L. du Garde Peed, (1944).
  • Liverpool Co-operative Society, The Story of, W. H. Brown, (1929).
  • London Co-operative Society, W.H. Brown, (1928).
  • Long Eaton and District Co-operative Society - A Centenary History, 1868-1968, G. Kingscott, (1968).
  • Long Eaton Co-operative Workingmens’s Co-operative Society, S. Clegg (1901).
  • Long Eaton and District Co-operative Society - Through Six Decades, 1868-1968, G.R. Lane and Long Eaton Co-operative Society R. Bowley, (1968).
  • Luton Industrial Co-operative Society, 1883-1933, C.S. Emerton, (1933).
  • Luton Industrial Co-operative Society, 1883-1958, (1958).
  • Mansfield, Sutton and District Co-operative Society, - Mansfield’s Co-operative Advance 1864-1950, W.H. Brown, (1950).
  • Meltham - History of Meltham Industrial Co-operative Trading Society, 1861-1911, A. Haigh, (1911).
  • Middlesborough Co-operative Society, 1867-1967, (1967).
  • Middleton and Tonge Industrial Society, 1850-1900, S. Partington, (1900).
  • Nelson Co-operative Industrial Society, 1860-1910 G. W. Hamilton, (1910).
  • Nenthead Co-operative Society, 1868-1919, (1988).
  • New Delaval Co-operative Society, 1862-1912, D. Gledson, (1913).
  • New Biggin District Industrial and Provident Society, 1863-1913.
  • Newmarket Co-operative Society, 1899-1949, W.H. Brown, (1949).
  • Newtonshaw Co-operative Society, 1865-1915, (1915).
  • Newtown Co-operative Society, 1876-1926, (1926).
  • North Angus Co-operative Society, R.L. Marshall, (1983).
  • Northampton Co-operative Society, 1870-1945, W.B. Wright, (1945).
  • Nottingham Co-operative Society, 1863-1913, W.J. Douse, (1913).
  • Nottingham Co-operative Society, 1863-1944, F.W. Leeman, (1944).
  • Oldham Industrial Co-operative Society, 1850-1900, J.C. Taylor, (1900).
  • Oxford and District Co-operative Society, 1872-1947, D. Barnie, (1947).
  • Oxford and Swindon Co-operative Society, 1872-1972. A. Ledger, (1972).
  • Paisley Co-operative Manufacturing Society, 1862-1912, (1912).
  • Paisley Provident Co-operative Society, 1860-1910, D. Rowat, (1910).
  • Perth, City of Perth Co-operative Society, 1871-1980, (1980).
  • Pittington Amicable Industrial Co-operative Society, 1874-1924, A.B. Ross, (1924).
  • Plymouth Co-operative Society, 1860-1960, R. Briscoe, (1960).
  • Plymouth and South West Co-operative Society
  • Portobello Co-operative Society, 1864-1934, (1934).
  • Portsea Island Mutual Co-operative Society, Mary Short, Editor, (1998).
  • Prestwich Co-operative Society, 1861-1961, T.C. Berry, (1961).
  • Radcliffe and Pilkington District Co-operative and Industrial Society, 1860-1910, S. Knight and A. Farrington, (1910).
  • Radstock Co-operative Society, 1868-1993, G. Donkin, (1993).
  • Reading Industrial Co-operative Society, 1860-1965, V. Ryan, (1965).
  • Ripley Provident Industrial and Co-operative Society, 1860-1910, W.R.A. Pitcher and H.N Bridge, (1910).
  • Ripponden Co-operative Society, 1832-1932, H. Priestley, (1932).
  • Royal Arsenal, 1868-1918, W.T. Davis, (1921).
  • Royal Arsenal, Origins and Progress, A. McLeod and T.G. Arnold, (1896).
  • Royal Arsenal, An Arsenal for London, R. Rhodes, (1999).
  • Rugby Industrial and Provident Co-operative Society, 1862-1897, (1897).
  • Runcorn and Widnes Industrial Co-operative Society, 1862-1912, W. Millington, (1912).
  • Runcorn and Widnes Co-operative Society - 1862-1962 Centenary Booklet, T.D. Gibbs and A. Cooper, (1962).
  • Scunthorpe Mutual Co-operative and Industrial Society, 1874-1924, A. Ginns, (1924).
  • Scunthorpe Co-operative Society, 1874-1954, Thesis, A. Marson, (1954).
  • Sheerness Economical Co-operative Society, 1816-1916, W.H. Brown, (1916).
  • Sheerness Economical Co-operative Society, Jubilee, W.G. Tutt, (1900).
  • Sheffield and Ecclesall Co-operative Society, 1874-1913, W. Rose, (1913).
  • Shepshed and Hathern Co-operative Society, 1865-1965, (1965).
  • Skelmanthorpe Industrial and Co-operative Provident Society, 1834-1934, (1934).
  • Slough and District Co-operative Society - The Co-operative Advance, 1892-1942, W.H. Brown, (1942).
  • Southampton Co-operative Society, Forty Years with the Co-op, H. Laws, (1948).
  • Sowerby Bridge Industrial Society, 1860-1910, W.H. Baxendale, (1910).
  • St. Cuthbert’s Co-operative Association, 1859-1909, W. Maxwell, (1909).
  • St. Cuthbert’s Co-operative Association, 1859-1959, (1959).
  • Stafford and Stone Co-operative Society, 1860-1960, J. Macaskill, (1960).
  • Stalybridge Good Intent Industrial Co-operative Society, 1859-1909, J.H. Hinchliffe, (1909).
  • Stirling Co-operative Society, 1880-1930, R. Murray, (1930).
  • Stockport Great Moor Co-operative Society, 1831-1931, T.W. Gough, (1931).
  • Stocksbridge Band of Hope Industrial Co-operative Society, 1860-1910, J. Kenworthy, (1910).
  • Stratford Co-operative and Industrial Society, 1861-1911, W.H. Brown, (1911).
  • Taibach and Port Talbot Co-operative Society, 1902-1952, B.I. Jones, (1952).
  • Tamworth Industrial Co-operative Society, 1886-1907, J.S. Harding, (1910).
  • Ten Acres and Stirchley Co-operative Society - 75 Years of Endevour, H.M. Vickrage, (1950).
  • Thetford Co-operative Society, 1861-1934, (1934).
  • Thetford Industrial Co-operative Society, (1861).
  • Thornton Co-operative Society, 1909-1930, A. Mitchell, (1930).
  • Trowbridge Co-operative Industrial and Provident Society 1861-1911, J. Wareham, (1911).
  • Upperby Co-operative Society, Rev. Canon Lonsdale, (1904).
  • Vale of Levan Co-operative Society, 1862-1912, T.B. Stirling, (1915).
  • Walsall and District Co-operative Society, 1886-1936, From Acorn to Oak, F. Hall, (1936).
  • Walsall and District Co-operative Society, 1936-1961, From Acorn to Oak, G.A. Taylor, (1961).
  • Warrington Co-operative Society 1860-1960, C. Leath, (1960).
  • Watford Co-operative Society, 1895-1945, The Golden Years, H. Afford, (1945).
  • West Stanley Co-operative Society, 1876-1926, J.W. Whie and R. Simpson, (1926).
  • Wigan and District Equitable Co-operative Society, Jubilee History, W.H. Brown.
  • Winchester Co-operative Society, 1900-1950, W.H. Brown, (1950).
  • Windy Nook Village and its Co-operative Store, (1924).
  • Wishaw Co-operative Society, 1889-1939. G. Battison, (1939).
  • Wollaston Industrial and Provident Society, 1876-1926, I. Wakelin, (1926).
  • Worcester New Co-operative and Industrial Society - Origins and Progress, C.A.W. Saxton (1902).
  • Worcester Co-operative Society - Origins and Progress 1881-1931, C.A.W. Saxton, (1931).
  • Worcester Co-operative Society - Seventy Five Years of Co-operative Progress, P. Topham (1956).
  • York Equitable Industrial Society - Jubilee History, G. Briggs, (1909).

Many of the above histories can be seen at the Co-operative College or the Bishopsgate Institute, London.

If you are aware of other titles that can be added to this list, please contact our Secretary.


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