National Institute of Housecraft (Employment and Training) Ltd Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection comprises slides and photographs of Dan-y-Coed Training Centre for the National Institute of Housecraft as well as Boston Manor Training Centre in Brentford. There are also records relating to students at the school as well as tutor notes, minutes, correspondence and newspaper cuttings.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Institute of Houseworkers was set up in 1946 as a result of the Report on Post War Organisation of Private Domestic Employment June 1945. The institute was established to supervise the training and placing of women and girls in approved private domestic employment; to award certificates of efficiency; and to regulate minimum wages and working conditions for certified workers placed in approved employment. Residential training centres were set up in London and Swansea. The institute was grant aided by the Ministry of Labour and National Service, though the grant was very much reduced in 1956. In 1962, it was renamed the National Institute of Housecraft (Employment and Training) Ltd, and was dissolved in 1972.

Dan-y-Coed was the Welsh school of the National Institute of Housecraft (Employment and Training) Ltd. Girls aged between 15 and 17 resided there for 10 months of a year to learn everything that goes into the making of a good home.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records received by the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.