Bakers' Union

Scope and Content

Series 1: annual reports, 1964-1994 (not complete)

Series 2: conference reports, 1914-1922 and 1974-1995 (not complete)

Series 3: rules books, 1931-1967

Series 4: agreements and other papers

Series 5: branch records including Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Union of Operative Bakers of England was formed in 1861. In 1914 it changed its name to Amalgamated Union of Operative Bakers, Confectioners and Allied Workers of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1925 it changed its name again to the Amalgamated Union of Operative Bakers, Confectioners and Allied Workers. The union shortened its name to Bakers Union in 1964 and later expanded it to the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union, Manchester district

Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

These records were catalogued by Sophie Johnston and amended by Kate Hart, Dec 2008, as part of the 'The past meets the present', HLF project. Description compiled by Kate Hart, Jan 2010.