West Glamorgan Archive Service

Co-operative Societies in South Wales Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Co-op

Held at:

Title: Co-operative Societies in South Wales Records

Short title: Co-operative Societies in South Wales, records

Dates of creation: 1888-1990

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 12.6 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Co-operative Societies


Administrative and biographical history: In 1981 Co-operative societies transferred their assets to Co-operative Retail Services Ltd. There are also records relating to Co-operative Societies in a more general sense.


Scope and content: Records relating to Co-operative Societies in South Wales, 1888-1990, including Aberdare and District Co-operative Society, 1983-1987; Abersychan Co-operative Society, 1891-1984; Alltwen and Pontardawe Co-operative Society, 1888-1981; Blaenavon Co-operative Society, 1930-1970; Briton Ferry and Neath Co-operative Society, 1916-1975; Cardiff Co-operative Society, 1931-1945; Eastern Valley Co-operative Society, 1936-1975; Garndiffaith Co-operative Society, 1921-1982; Llanelli Co-operative Society, 1946-1960; Llangennech Co-operative Society, 1964-1968; Mid-Rhondda Co-operative Society, 1902-1988; Penygraig Industrial Co-operative Society, 1933-1946; Pontarddulais Co-operative Society, 1957-1970; Rhondda Co-operative Society, 1934-1987; Skewen Co-operative Society, 1891-1981; Swansea Co-operative Society, 1910-1990; Taibach Co-operative Society, 1920-1971; Tonypandy District Co-operative Society, 1909-1920; and Treorchy Workmen's Co-operative Society, 1971.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in alphabetical order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Co-operative Societies in South Wales Records, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: December 2005



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