Records of the National Union of Operative Heating and Domestic Engineers, Whitesmiths and General Ironworkers (Hull Branch)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

These papers were purchased in May 1976 from K Books of Allerthorpe. They provide an extensive record of the activities of the Hull branch of the National Union of Operative Heating and Domestic Engineers, Whitesmiths and General Ironworkers. There are minute books 1917-1919 and the minute book of committees 1925-1938 as well as proposition books 1908-1953, contribution books 1913-1954, a 1930s payment of contributions book, an income and expenditure account book 1932-1948, a letter book of 1922-1923 and two unemployment benefit payments books 1929-1939.

Administrative / Biographical History

This union was largely formed in 1908 from a large amalgamation of very small societies of fitters and domestic engineers. The parent societies included the Amalgamated Stove, Grate and Kitchen Range Fitters Protection Society which is said to have formed in 1872, and which went through several name changes before becoming the United Society of Fitters and Smiths and the Amalgamated Society of Whitesmiths, Domestic Engineers and General Pipe Fitters (for which see separate entry for DP/161/1-6). In 1908 the main office was in Birmingham and the membership was over 1000. There were more small mergers and name changes, in 1948 to the National Union of Operative Heating and Domestic Engineers, Whitesmiths and General Ironworkers and in 1956 to the Heating and Domestic Engineers Union, at which time the local branch records end. In 1967 the union amalgamated with the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers and Coppersmiths to form the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers (Marsh & Ryan, Historical directory of trade unions, ii, pp.111-12).

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Note

Originally published by Access to Archives - A2A. The data in this finding aid is in the copyright of the place of deposit.

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Related Material

DP/161/1-6

Bibliography

Marsh, Arthur & Ryan, Victoria Historical directory of trade unions, ii, (1984)