London and Provincial Union of Licenced Vehicle Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Annual reports, 1916-19; Cab Trade Record, 1897-1908; Licensed Vehicle Trades Record, 1913-17, 1919

Administrative / Biographical History

The London and Provincial Union of Licenced Vehicle Workers was formed in 1894 as the London Cab Drivers' Trade Union. The union changed its name in 1913. In 1919 it merged with the Amalgamated Association of Tramway and Vehicle Workers to form the United Vehicle Workers.

Reference: K. Coates and T. Topham, The making of the labour movement. The formation of the Transport and General Workers' Union 1870-1922. Oxford : Basil Blackwell Ltd., 1991.

Conditions Governing Access

Prior written permission to consult the archive is required. Researchers should apply to the Mr R. Scott, TGWU, Transport House, Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JD.

Archivist's Note

The list of the London and Provincial Union of Licenced Vehicle Workers is grouped with that of its predecessor, the London Cab Drivers' Trade Union (MSS.126/CD). Authority files exist for both the London and Provincial Union of Licenced Vehicle Workers (GB 152 AAR202) and the London Cab Drivers' Trade Union (GBR 0152 AAR203).

Custodial History

As a predecessor of the Transport and General Workers' Union the initial deposit was made in 1976 by that union. Accruals to the deposit are listed under the entry for the Transport and General Workers' Union (MSS.126/TG) . The archive has been deposited in the Centre on indefinite loan.