Annual, quarterly and monthly reports,1885-1963 (with gaps); correspondence; membership registers, 1882-1958.
Shipconstructors' and Shipwrights' Association, earlier the Associated Society of Shipwrights and the Shipconstructive and Shipwrights' Association
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 SCS
- Dates of Creation1881-1963
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description11 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In 1882 most old-established shipwright's societies federated into a single society as the Associated Society of Shipwrights, which had been formed in 1872. Between 1900 and 1910 the society absorbed the Ship Constructive Association and many local societies and changed its name to the Shipconstructors' and Shipwrights' Association. In 1909 it absorbed the Amalgamated Drillers and Hole Cutters' Society. With effect from 1 October 1963, it amalgamated with the United Society of Boilermakers, Blacksmiths, Shipbuilders and Structural Workers to form the Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers.
Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, 'Historical Directory of Trade Unions', volume 2, (1984); David Dougan, 'The shipwrights : the history of the Ship Constructors and Shipwrights' Association' (Newcastle upon Tyne, 1975); reports of the United Society of Boilermakers, Blacksmiths, Shipbuilders and Structural Workers, 1962-1963 (MSS.192/BM/4/1/85a-86).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/SCS
These records were deposited by the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union.