This collection includes: rules; executive council and conference minutes; membership register; periodical publications.
Post Office Engineering and Stores Association.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 ESA
- Dates of Creation1898-1915
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description5 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Born out of the Linemen's Movements in the 1870s, the Postal Telegraph and Linemen's Movement was established in 1887. In 1896 the Amalgamated Association of the Postal Telegraph Engineering Department was established and in 1901 this organisation merged with the Postal Telegraph and Linemen's Movement to form the Post Office Engineering and Stores Association. This union merged with the Amalgamated Society of Telephone Employees in 1915 to form the Post Office Amalgamated Engineering and Stores Association, the forerunner of the Post Office Engineering Union.
Reference: '75 years. A short history of the POEU' (POEU, 1962); F. Bealey, 'The Post Office Engineering Union : the history of the Post Office Engineers, 1870-1970' (London, 1976).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/ESA
The Post Office Engineering and Stores Association's papers form part of the archive of the National Communications Union. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made in July 1976 and accruals are listed under the entry for the National Communications Union (MSS.135C).
Two volumes were also received from the Union of Communication Workers. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made on the 17th February 1977 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Communication Workers (MSS.148/UCW).