Papers of the Amalgamated Society of Whitesmiths (Hull Branch)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

These papers were purchased in May 1976 from K Books of Allerthorpe. They comprise two minute books 1901-1914; the proposition book 1901-1912; the contributions book 1901-1913; the account book 1901-1918 and the cash book 1901-1908 of the Hull branch of the Amalgamated Society of Whitesmiths.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Amalgamated Society of Whitesmiths formed in 1889 as the General Smiths, Fitters, Bellhangers and Whitesmiths Association though its membership was always only between about 200 to 300. It changed its name to the Amalgamated Society of Whitesmiths, Domestic Engineers and General Pipe Fitters and soon after, in 1908, it amalgamated with the Birmingham Society of Hot Water and Steam Engineers and the United Society of Fitters and Smiths to become the National Union of Operative Heating and Domestic Engineers and General Iron Workers (for which see separate entry for DP/161/7-40) (Marsh & Ryan, Historical directory of trade unions, ii, p.103).

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Originally published by Access to Archives - A2A. The data in this finding aid is in the copyright of the place of deposit.

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Marsh, Arthur & Ryan, Victoria, Historical directory of trade unions, ii, (1984)