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The Halifax Industrial Society


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History of the Society

In 1861, the Halifax Working Men's Co-operative & Provident Society became the Halifax Industrial Society.

The first shop was at Cow Green, Halifax. This opened in 186? and was demolished in 1882 when Silver Street was redeveloped.

The society's Central Stores opened in Northgate in 1861, built at a cost of £23,400.

In July 1865, the Society introduced manufacturing alongside their retail activities, when a number of looms were bought.

The society had a bakery in Queens Road, an abattoir at North Dean, and stables at Culver Street.

In 1894, there were 9,000 members, 15 directors and a secretary.

A further store opened in Northowram, and by the end of the century there were 34 Industrial Society branches throughout the district, some larger ones having boot and shoe branches attached to them.

The Salterhebble Abattoir was built in 1???, and demolished around 1899.

On 12th November 1925, new premises opened in Northgate.

The Society became the Halifax Co-operative Society in 1941

Branches of the Society

The following list shows the branches of the Halifax Industrial Society – with the opening dates

Those marked with had Boot and Shoe branches

  1. Northowram: February 1860
  2. Ovenden: April 1860
  3. Akroydon: July 1860
  4. King Cross: November 1860
  5. Illingworth: January 1861
  6. Siddal: May 1861
  7. Greetland: July 1861
  8. Hopwood Lane: October 1861
  9. Prescott Street: January 1862
  10. Skircoat Green: January 1862
  11. Elland: December 1862
  12. Wheatley: May 1864
  13. Mount Pleasant: January 1865
  14. Moor End: April 1865
  15. Pellon: May 1865
  16. Claremount: May 1865
  17. Lee Bridge: June 1867
  18. Queens Road: January 1870
  19. Southowram: November 1871
  20. Cromwell Street: May 1872
  21. Salterhebble: May 1872
  22. Hipperholme: March 1873
  23. Mixenden: June 1873
  24. Range Bank: July 1875
  25. Savile Park: July 1882
  26. Lee Mount: February 1884
  27. Ashfield: March 1885
  28. Trooper Lane: February 1887
  29. West Mount: January 1890
  30. Parkinson Lane: November 1892
  31. Mayfield: March 1898
  32. Newstead: April 1898
  33. Woodside: October 1899
  34. Pye Nest: June 1900

In 1937, they had

In June 1920 there was a strike by employees of the Society over union recognition


See Louis E. Bottomley, Thomas Clarke, Joseph Foreman, The History of the Halifax Industrial Society Limited and John Shillito



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