Lady Windsor Lodge: 1978-1988

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

File of correspondence and related papers relating to Lady Windsor Lodge. Includes minutes of meetings held at Lady Windsor Lodge between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Coal Board (NCB)(1978-1986); subjects covered include increase in power carrying payments, change to shift patterns, surface hours and a 1981 strike. Also, correspondence and papers relating to an electricians dispute, method study in no 1 shaft, redundancies, downgrading, Area Incentive Scheme (1981, c1987), pensions schemes, sick pay during strike, The current situation facing craftsmen in the Mining Industryproduced by the Industrial Relations Department (1986), the reorganisation of the NCB Scientific Department (1987), industrial tribunals, and a report on Lady Windsor Colliery (1987).

Copy of The state of the South Coal Industry: present position and immediate requirements for viable future operations produced by the NUM South Wales Area (3rd December 1982).

Administrative / Biographical History

Lady Windsor Lodge was a branch of the South Wales Miners' Federation. The first meeting of the Lady Windsor Lodge was held on 5th September 1898 in the garden of the Windsor Hotel, Ynysybwl. As the Lodge did not have any official premises, the early meetings were held in hotels, schools and public houses in Ynysybwl. The venue for Lodge meetings was only fixed in 1904 when the the Lady Windsor Workmen's Institute was completed. In 1947, Lady Windsor Lodge became a branch of the National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area). Source: John E. Morgan, A Village Workers' Council: A Short History of the Lady Windsor Lodge[SWMF] (Pontypridd, 1950)

The lodge played a leading role in the 1984-5 Miners' Strike.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Received into per Sian Williams, South Wales Miners' Library, November 1996.

Note

Finding aid encoded by Julie Anderson, June 2003 with reference to GB 217 SWCC : MNA/NUM/L/47.

Other Finding Aids

A paper list is available.

Conditions Governing Use

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Related Material

GB 217 SWCC : MNA/NUM/L/47 Lady Windsor Lodge.

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