Postal Telegraph and Linemen's Movement.

Scope and Content


Administrative / Biographical History

Born out of the Linemen's Movements in the 1870s, the Postal Telegraph and Linemen's Movement was established in 1887. In 1901 the Movement merged with the Amalgamated Association of the Postal Telegraph Engineering Department to form the Post Office Engineering and Stores Association.

Reference: '75 years. A short history of the POEU' (POEU, 1962); F. Bealey, 'The Post Office Engineering Union: the history of the Post Office Engineers, 1870-1970' (London, 1976).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The Postal Telegraph and Linemen's Movement's report forms part of the archive of the National Communications Union. The initial deposit relating to this archive was made in July 1976 and accruals are listed under the entry for the National Communications Union (MSS.135C).