• Title
  • Reference
    CR HGL
  • Production date
    1946 - 1971
  • Creator
  • Creator History
    Hampshire Growers Ltd was formed in 1946, occupying premises at Shedfield, near Southampton. Two growers' organisations had already been in operation during the War in the Romsey and Alton districts, but a need was recognised for a larger organisation to market the crops of the hundreds of Hampshire growers. Originally the cooperative also supplied fertilisers and other agricultural commodities, and the services it offered its members included the grading and collection of produce and the supply of packing materials, as well as arranging contracts with jammers for soft fruit growers. Initially sales to local wholesalers were not encouraged, the cooperative preferring to distribute its merchandise in more distant markets; but a policy change in 1949 introduced a combination of local and distant trade, and in a further change in 1951 the auction system of marketing produce was adopted. Subsequently the cooperative ceased to act as a supplier of agricultural commodities, the warehouse space thus released being necessary for the increasing turnover in produce.
  • Scope and Content
    Records of Hampshire Growers Ltd
  • Level of description
  • Content Subject
  • System of arrangment
    CR HGL/AC4/1-9 Salaries and wages books CR HGL/AC4/10 Schedules of assets CR HGL/AC7/1-18 Financial statements and reports CR HGL/AD1/1-5 Minute books CR HGL/CO2/1 Rule book CR HGL/P5/1 Press release CR HGL/P8/1-7 Proof advertisements CR HGL/P9/1 Newspaper cutting CR HGL/P9/2-3 Pamphlets CR HGL/PH3/1-30 Photographic prints CR HGL/SP1/1 Typescript history of the society