Pattern Weavers' Society

Scope and Content

Papers of the Society, including minutes of meetings, annual reports and balance sheets, and miscellaneous papers

Administrative / Biographical History

Formed in 1930 as a breakaway from the National Union of Texile Workers in response to wages cuts throughout the industry. The pattern weavers believed they could obtain better terms outside the National Union.


  • Series 1 - Reports
  • Series 2 - Minutes
  • Series 3 - Other papers

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation.

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Other Finding Aids

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