Postal Telegraph and Linemen's Movement

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

General report, 1887.

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 1901 the Movement merged with the Amalgamated Association of the Postal Telegraph Engineering Department to form the Post Office Engineering and Stores Association.

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been given the classification MSS.135 together with a unique suffix to indicate that it is a constituent part of the papers of the National Communications Union (now itself part of the Communication Workers' Union) . A copy of the Postal Telegraph and Linemen's Movement's report can be found in the papers of the Post Office Engineering Union's Research Department (MSS.135B/RD) . There are also several related deposits at the Modern Records Centre and these are listed under the entry for the National Communications Union (MSS.135C) .

An authority file exists for this corporate body (GB 152 AAR101066).

Custodial History

The Postal Telegraph and Linemen's Movement's report forms 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) .