National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

South Wales and Monmouthshire Colliery Examiners' Association 1910-1960; Clydach Lodge 1915-1965; Pontyberem Lodge 1924-1962

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers (NACODS) represents colliery deputies and under-officials in the coal industry. NACODS was established as a national organisation in 1910. Prior to that date, the union existed as a federation of autonomous areas which were collectively known as the General Federation of Firemen's, Examiners' and Deputies Association of Great Britain. The present title of NACODS was adopted in 1947 when the coal industry was nationalised.

NACODS was organised into administrative areas and the whole of the South Wales coalfield was placed in the South Wales and Monmouthshire Area. This area had originally been represented by the South Wales and Monmouthshire Colliery Examiners' Association prior to nationalisation. Each Area was divided into districts which themselves contained local branches or lodges.

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