National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area): BlaenavonLodge

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minute Books, 1932-1976, including some related papers and a rough minute book 1959-1960. Some of the minutes have not been signed.

Financial Records, 1938-1971 including contributions books 1938-1942, contributions sheet 1971, monthly returns from central administrationof the National Union of Mineworkers to lodge 1954-1958, return books 1951-1962,details of production costs 1944-1945, wage slips 1953 and a file containing miscellaneous material relating to the Blaenavon Mechanical Lodge and the Blaenafon Craftsmen Lodge 1946-1967

Correspondence, 1944-1963 including miscellaneous correspondence file 1947-1963 (c) and letter books (carbon copies)1944-1947.

Administrative Records, 1906-1980 including compensation counterfoil books 1934-1938, attendance book 1920-1946, attendance register 1949-1962, disputes book 1949-1951, surface foreman's daily report on safety checklist undated (20th century), fatal accident scheme nominees books 1950 and undated (20th century), wages literature 1915-1934, Workmen's Compensation Act Pamphlet 1906, copy of `The Miner', the magazine of the NUM (South Wales Area) May 1955 and membership badges undated (20th century).

Administrative / Biographical History

Blaenavon Lodge was a branch of the National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area) representing Big Pit.

Big Pit was closed in1980.

Conditions Governing Access

Access unrestricted unless stated otherwise.

Geographical Names