Cambrian Welfare Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minute Books, 1921-1977

Financial Records, 1922-1977 including account book 1922-1941 and outdoor schemes cash books 1929-1935 and 1940-1977, cash book 1933 and sports weekly account books 1926-1935 and 1940-1977

Administrative Records, 1950-1969 including plans of the WelfareGround 1950-1969

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cambrian Welfare Association was also known as the Clydach Vale [Blaenclydach] Welfare Association.

The miners' institutes and halls which set up welfare funds and facilities for coal miners developed from the latter part of the nineteenth century.

In 1920 under the 1920 Mining Industry Act, the Miners' Welfare Fund was set up to be administered by the Miners' Welfare Commission. The fund provided amenities for the miners, including welfare hallsand institutes, pit-baths and scholarships and welfare funds. Many institutes and welfare halls received maintenance grants after 1920 from this fund.

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