National Trade Development Association, earlier the National Trade Defence Association

Scope and Content

This collection includes: constitution and rules; minutes; annual reports; accounts and balance sheets; subject files; circulars; pamphlets; district/auxiliary records.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1888 the National Trade Defence Fund was formed by representatives of the liquor trade in Britain and Ireland to combat Parliamentary opposition, teetotalism, Sunday Closing and the confiscation of licenses without compensation. The name of the organisation was altered to the National Trade Defence Association in 1890, and to the National Trade Development Association in 1958 (reflecting the changing work of the Association). The NTDA was dissolved on 2 December 1975, with all assets being transferred to the Brewers' Society.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Beer and Pub Association on 19 March 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds archives for the Country Brewers' Society (MSS.420/CB), the Brewers' Society (MSS.420/BS), Brewing Patents Ltd (MSS.420/BP), Research Property Company Ltd (MSS.420/RC), Review Press Ltd (MSS.420/RP), Bedfordshire Brewers' Association (MSS.420/BB), and the Kent Brewers' Union (MSS.420/KB).

The Oxford Brookes University Library holds the National Brewing Library.