Reference number
  • MSM
  • 1888-1976
  • Collection
  • Minutes of Board and Shareholder's meetings, 1941-1973; financial records, 1888-1976; correspondence and papers, 1904-1975; manuscript rule books and amendments, 1902-1970. Much of the correspondence derives from the liquidator's activity, rather than from the business of Macclesfield Silk.
  • 6 boxes
Admin history
  • The Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society Limited was registered as an industrial society in 1888. Its name was changed to Macclesfield Silk and Textiles Ltd in 1960. Its members decided to go into voluntary liquidation in 1972. As part of that process its name was changed to Maccclesfield Holdings Society Limited. Its manufacturing activities could then be reorganised as a subsidiary company, Macclesfield Silk and Textiles Limited, which was sold separately from the Society's property and other assets. The Society's final meeting was held on 24 October 1975.
    William Henry Brown, 'The Silken Glow of Macclesfield' (Co-operative Printing Society, Manchester, 1938).
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • A file level catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. Authority records exist for Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2091), Macclesfield Silk & Textiles Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2092) and Macclesfield Holdings Society Ltd (GB 0152 AAR2093).
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society pattern books, 1888-1975 are held at the Macclesfield Silk Museum, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT.