Records of accidents at South Wales collieries and compensation paid, 1921-1971, comprising accident report cards for Brynlliw Colliery (Grovesend, Swansea), 1968-1971; accident and compensation registers for specific collieries, 1921-1953; general accident record books for Amalgamated Anthracite Collieries Ltd, 1935-1947; registers of pneumoconiosis examinations, 1929-1954; reports of fatal accidents, 1929-1937.
National Coal Board Records of South Wales Colliery Accidents
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Administrative / Biographical History
The National Coal Board (NCB) was set up under the Coal Nationalisation Act 1946. From 1 January 1947 it had sole responsibility for managing the British coal industry. It therefore inherited records of its predecessor companies, including the Amalgamated Anthracite Collieries Ltd. The collieries of the former county of West Glamorgan lay within the NCB's South Wales Area. The NCB became British Coal in 1986 and was dissolved in 1994.
Arranged into the following: accident report cards for Brynlliw Colliery; accident and compensation registers for specific collieries; general accident and compensation registers.
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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Records of accidents at South Wales collieries and compensation paid, 1947-1971, catalogue; West Glamorgan Archive Service, Files from the National Coal Board South Wales Area relating to collieries in West Glamorgan, 1939-1990, catalogue.
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Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
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