Operative Society of Masons, Quarrymen and Allied Trades of England and Wales

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Accounts, 1833-63; audits, 1863-1920; Fortnightly Returns, 1834-1910; blacklists, 1834-56; Journal, 1911-21; rulebooks, 1881-95; some branch records, 1832-1905,

Administrative / Biographical History

The society was founded in 1833 as the Friendly Society of Operative Stonemasons of England, Ireland and Wales. It changed its name in 1919. In 1921 the Operative Society of Masons, Quarrymen and Allied Trades of England and Wales, the Manchester Unity of Operative Bricklayers' Society and the London Order of Operative Bricklayers' Society amalgamated to form the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers.

Reference: R.W. Postgate, The builders' history.London : National Federation of Building Trade Operatives, 1923.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been listed as part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians. An authority file exists for the Operative Society of Masons, Quarrymen and Allied Trades of England and Wales (GB 152 AAR486) and its predecessor, the Friendly Society of Operative Stonemasons of England, Ireland and Wales (GBR 0152 AAR487).

Custodial History

The Operative Society of Masons, Quarrymen and Allied Trades of England and Wales' papers form part of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians archive. The initial deposit was made in 1974 and accruals are listed under the entry for the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (MSS.78/UC) .