Includes: rule books, 1909-; minutes, 1900-1913; balance sheets of branches and financial statements, 1895-1913; 'The Railway Express', 1890-2; photocopies of Brighton branch minutes, 1901-8.
General Railway Workers' Union
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 GRW
- Dates of Creation1890-1914
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The General Railway Workers' Union was founded in 1890 and amalgamated with the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and the United Pointsmen's and Signalmen's Society in 1913 to form the National Union of Railwaymen.
The membership of the General Railway Workers' Union appears to have been concentrated in the railway workshops and amongst railwaymen engaged in handling goods traffic.
Reference: P.S. Bagwell, 'The railwaymen. History of the National Union of Railwaymen' (George Allen and Unwin, 1963) and P.S. Bagwell, 'The railwaymen. Volume 2: Beeching era and after' (George Allen and Unwin, 1982).
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/GRW
The papers form part of the archive of the National Union of Railwaymen. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made in April 1976 and accruals are listed under the entry for the National Union of Railwaymen (MSS.127/NU).