NATIONAL SAVINGS MOVEMENT RECORDS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Local Committee Minutes, District Office correspondence files and other material including publications produced by the Flintshire Area Branch of the National Savings Movement.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Savings Movement (1916-1978) existed to raise funds by general public subscription, particularly for purposes of military expenditure and aid to armed services personnel. During wartime this was partly achieved by fundraising campaigns organised nationally but carried out at a local level, such as "Warship week" and "Salute the soldier" week. Towns and villages could, for example, 'buy a spitfire' for the RAF in this way. These kinds of campaigns drew on the desire of the public to lend their support to helping their country in a patriotic sense, and to helping those fighting on their behalf.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Local Committee Minutes; District Office Correspondence files; Miscellaneous

Conditions Governing Access

Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.

Note

Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Steven Davies. The following source was used to compile this description: Flintshire Record Office, National Savings catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual Copyright restrictions apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names