Papers of the Amalgamated Association of Beamers, Twisters and Drawers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Half-yearly Report and balance sheet of the Executive accounts. November 1905-May 1906.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Association of Beamers, Twisters and Drawers claims to have been formed in July 1866, the formation date of the Blackburn branch, and reconstituted in December 1889. The Board of Trade dates it from 1890. Hand and machine were added to the name in 1916.

Reference: Arthur Marsh, Victoria Ryan and John B. Smethurst, Historical directory of trade unions. (Volume 4. Aldershot : Scolar Press, 1994. ).


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

These papers were transferred from the University Library (Old ref: 41T).

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for the Amalgamated Association of Beamers, Twisters and Drawers (GB 152 AAR2356).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Further papers and branch records are located at Lancashire Record Office.

Other papers relating to the cotton textile industry are located in the Modern Records Centre in the papers of the Transport and General Workers Union (MSS.126/TG) and the papers of the Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners etc. of Lancashire and adjoining counties (MSS.467).