This collection contains records concerning the campaign to continue steelmaking at Shotton and activity after steelmaking was ended, including records of the Shotton Steelworkers' Action Committee, the Shotton Trades Union Congress Steel Industry Consultative Committee and the Hawarden Central ISTC (Unemployed) branch.
Papers of Monty Hughes, Iron and Steel Trades Confederation (ISTC) official at Shotton steelworks
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 SSC
- Dates of Creation1962-1989
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description15 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Montford Geoffrey 'Monty' Hughes (born 28 January 1919) worked as a senior technical records clerk at the British Steel Corporation (formerly John Summers & Sons) steelworks, Shotton. He was a member of the Shotton Trades Union Congress Steel Industry Consultative Committee, 1973-1980, in which capacity he was closely involved in the preparation and presentation of alternative strategies for the future of the works. He was also chairman of the Shotton Steelworkers' Action Committee (sometimes referred to as the Shotton Steelworks Action Committee or the Shotton Steelworkers' Action Campaign Committee), 1976-1980, and served as secretary and chairman of the Hawarden Central (Unemployed) ISTC branch. The deposit reflects all these activities, and work in connection with Bidston Steel Mill closure.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/SSC
The deposit was made on indefinite loan by Mr Hughes on the 25th June 1992.