Records of the North Wales Quarrymen's Union (NWQU) and the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU), 1877-1968, including papers relating to the proposed amalgamation of the NWQU with the TGWU, 1922, 1958-1960; programmes, 1951-1960; reports and balance sheets, 1953-1960; minutes of Executive Committee meetings, 1957-1959; NWQU and TGWU rules; miscellaneous letters, 1952-1968.
Transport and General Workers Union Papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 219 XM/1379
- Dates of Creation1877-1968 (mainly 1922-1960)
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialWelsh English
- Physical Description68 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The North Wales Quarrymen's Union (NWQU) was formed by workers at the Dinorwic Quarry, Caernarfonshire, in April 1874. The Union soon spread to Penrhyn Quarry and the rest of the North Wales slate areas. On the 1 January 1922 the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) came into existence through the amalgamation of 14 other unions. In the same year the NWQU membership voted to amalgamate with the new union. However it continued to have a separate identity and maintained complete control over its internal affairs until 1960 when it became the TGWU (North Wales).
Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Transport and General Workers Union Papers, catalogue; Jones, R. Merfyn, The North Wales Quarrymen 1874-1922 (Cardiff, 1982); Warwick University: Modern Records Centre website (http://modernrecords.warwick.ac.uk), viewed 1 October 2004.
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright regulations apply
All records have been retained
Accruals are not expected
Jones,R. Merfyn, The North Wales Quarrymen 1874-1922 (Cardiff, 1982)