Swansea Working Men's Club and Institute

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

D 281/1/1-27: Minute books

D 281/2/1-4: Deeds

D 281/3/1-33: Financial records

D 281/4/1-30: Records relating to membership

D 281/5/1-7: Records relating to visitors to the club

D 281/6/1-18: Correspondence

D 281/7/1-10: Photographs

D 281/8/1-25: Plans

Administrative / Biographical History

The Swansea Working Men's Club and Institute was established in 1874 and held its inaugural celebration at the Music Hall, Swansea, on Monday 18 January 1875. Lord Aberdare was its first president. The club moved to newly-built premises at 34 Alexandra Road, Swansea, when Alexandra Road was built, and continued in operation there until its closure in the 1980s. The building has been demolished except for its façade, and redeveloped as flats.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

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Accruals

Accruals are not expected