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Co-operative Printing Society Ltd, printers

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Date: 1878-1966
History: The North of England Co-operative Printing Society was established in Manchester in 1869, with the Newcastle branch established in 1872. A third branch was established in London in 1886. The first Newcastle printing works was in High Bridge, but in 1895 it moved to purpose-built premises at the corner of Rutherford Street and Bath Lane. In the same year the Co-operative Wholesale Society established a printing department of its own, and while there was discussion of the CWS taking over the Printing Society this did not happen. The CWS established a printing works at Pelaw in 1902, mainly to print items such as packaging labels for its own products. The Co-operative Printing Society appears to have become part of Co-operative Press Ltd, with the Newcastle works closing in the 1980s.
Places:
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
Functions, occupations and activities: Paper, printing and packaging > Printing and engraving
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C122768 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B1002 )
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1878-1966: records incl minutes and accounts
Tyne and Wear Archives
See North-East Archives 1, Spring 1985

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