London Order of Operative Bricklayers' Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1873-93, 1905-20 (incomplete); financial records, 1871-1922; reports, 1861-1920; circulars, 1919-20; rulebooks, 1913, 1918; correspondence files; branch records, 1870-1933.

Administrative / Biographical History

The London Order of Operative Bricklayers' Society was formed in 1848 after divisions in the Operative Society of Bricklayers led to a split between the Manchester and London branches of the society. In 1921 the Operative Society of Masons, Quarrymen and Allied Trades of England and Wales, the Manchester Unity of Operative Bricklayers' Society and the London Order of Operative Bricklayers' Society amalgamated to form the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers.

Reference: R.W. Postgate, The builders' history.London : National Federation of Building Trade Operatives, 1923.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been listed as part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians. An authority file exists for the London Order of Operative Bricklayers' Society (GB 152 AAR492).

Custodial History

The London Order of Operative Bricklayers' Society's papers form part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians archive. The initial deposit was made in 1974 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (MSS.78/UC) .