Post Office and Union of Post Office Workers Papers

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the Post Office and the Union of Post Office Workers in Fishguard and Goodwick, Pembrokeshire, 1949-1959, including correspondence, 1954-1956; miscellaneous Union papers, 1956-1959; papers relating to personnel in Fishguard, 1950-1959; payslips and receipts, 1956-1959; newspaper cuttings, [1956]; and GPO, Union and Treasury booklets, 1949-1958.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Union of Post Office Workers was formed in 1919; it was renamed the Union of Communication Workers in 1980, before merging with the National Communications Union to form the Communication Workers' Union in 1995. The Post Office service (General Post Office) was run directly by the Government until 1969, when it became a nationalised industry, the Post Office Corporation. Staff of the Post Office in Fishguard and Goodwick, Pembrokeshire, were members of the Union.


Arranged into the following: miscellaneous papers; booklets.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited, 1985.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Post Office and Union of Post Office Workers, catalogue; Warwick University: Modern Records Centre website (, viewed 8 July 2005.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Records of the Union of Post Office Workers are Warwick University: Modern Records Centre, MSS.148/UCW.