James Evans (Tumble)

Scope and Content

Disputes notebooks 1941-1953; letter-book 1947-1948; cash book 1950-1954; postage books 1945-1955; office files regarding colliery disputes, agreements, awards, pensions, solicitors' opinions, mine safety, expenses, wages and saleries, labour fund, etc. 1936-1954; personal and miscellaneous letters and papers 1920-1950; summary of South Wales Miners' Pensions scheme 1938; colliery price lists 1928 and 1949; South Wales Miners' Federation Annual Conference addresses 1939 and 1944; 'Lord Greene Award' 1942; National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) rules 1945; Joint Agreed Note: Mineworkers 1953; Workmen's Housecoal Agreement 1953 and proposed agreement,undated (mid 20th century); NUM Annual Conference resolution on National Insurance Benefits, undated (20th Century); Miners' Federation of Great Britain Executive Committee minutes 1942; NUM Executive minutes 1946 and 1952-1953; NUM (South Wales Area) Finance and Organisation Committee minutes 1952; NUM (South Wales Area) Housecoal Committee minutes 1954; NUM (South Wales Area) District Meeting minutes 1955; personal files 1948-1956; miscellaneous personal items, notes and jottings, undated (c1950-1956).

Administrative / Biographical History

James Evans was born c1891. He was elected Craftsmen's Representative on Lodge or Branch Committee aged 18. In 1929 he was elected the first Craftsmen's E.C. Member for the Old Anthracite District. He was elected to represent the Craftsmen and Mechanical Workers on the South Wales Miners Federation Executive Council. In 1948 he was elected to the post of Craftsmen's Agent, National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area).

James Evans was a member of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Central Welfare Committee, the Anthracite Combine Committee and an advisory member of the South Wales, Monmouthshire and Forest of Dean Executive Council, National Union of Mineworkers. From 1912 he was a member of the Labour Party and was a member of the Executive Council of the Regional Council of Labour, Wales 1945-1949.

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