Chwilio'r Catalog

Archifdy Sir y Fflint

National Union of Mineworkers (North Wales Area) MSS

Cyfeirgôd(au): GB 0208 D/NM


Teitl: National Union of Mineworkers (North Wales Area) MSS

Teitl byr: NUM (North Wales) records

Dyddiad(au) creu: 1891-1984

Lefel disgrifio: Fonds

Maint a chyfrwng: 5006 items

Enw'r crewr/crewyr: National Union of Mineworkers (North Wales Area)


Hanes bywgraffyddol/gweinyddol: The 1890s saw the first successful attempt to organise the north Wales coal miners, with the setting up of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Miners' Federation. It was renamed the North Wales Miners' Association in 1903, and became the North Wales and Border Counties Mineworkers' Association from 1935. The Miners' (later Mineworkers') Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) was formed in 1890. In 1945 it was reformed as the National Union of Mineworkers. The Federation's affiliated unions were reconstituted as districts of the new union, and the North Wales and Border Counties Mineworkers' Association became the National Union of Mineworkers (North Wales Area). Edward Hughes (1856-1925) was general secretary and agent of the North Wales Miners' Association, 1898-1925; he was succeded by Edward Jones.


Natur a chynnwys: Records of the NUM (North Wales Area) and its predecessors, 1891-1989, comprising council and executive committee minutes, 1897-1987; rules and membership records, 1920-1987; annual reports, 1899-1984; financial records, 1891-1980, including auditors' and independent accountants' papers, 1921-1974, and lodge contributions, 1936-1981; correspondence and papers relating to production, wages and conditions, disputes and conciliation, safety, compensation claims, welfare, and other matters, 1898-1987; papers of individual collieries and Lodges, 1893-1984, mainly Bersham, 1880-1985, Point of Ayr, 1893-1975, and Llay Main, [1920]-1966, and Gresford Colliery Disaster, 1934-1984; papers relating to Edward Hughes, 1897-1924, and Edward Jones, [1934]-1979; photographs, 1901-1989; papers relating to other districts' Miners Associations, 1905-[1975]; records relating to the Miners' Federation of Great Britain and NUM, 1896-1989, including annual reports and proceedings, 1896-1973; political literature, 1912-1983; and printed material relating to the mining industry, 1919-1986.


Iaith/llawysgrifen: English, Welsh

Trefniant: Arranged into the following: minutes; rules; annual reports; financial; correspondence and papers; lodge/colliery papers; Edward Hughes; Edward Jones; photographs; other districts' miners' associations; Miners' Federation of Great Britain/National Union of Miners; misc. mining; political; and miscellaneous (1st group); and financial; correspondence and papers; lodge/colliery papers; Edward Jones; other districts' miners' associations; misc. mining; and miscellaneous (2nd group); compensation claims (3rd group).

Amodau gweld: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Amodau copïo: Usual copyright regulations apply

Rhestri cymorth: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Flintshire Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
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Cloriannu, dinistrio, awdurdod i ddinistrio: All records have been retained

Ychwanegiadau: Accruals are not expected

Hanes archifol: Part of the fonds was previously catalogued by Clwyd Record Office in 1976-7, while still housed at the NUM Area Offices in Wrexham. Some items in that original catalogue are now missing from the fonds.

Ffynhonnell: Deposited by E. McKay, NUM Area Secretary, NUM Area Office, Bradley Road, Wrexham, and others, 1982 - 1997.



Nodiadau: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier records transferred to and accumulated by the NUM.

Nodiadau yr archifydd: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project and amended by Elizabeth Pettitt of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, National Union of Mineworkers (N. Wales Area) MSS catalogue; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Warwick University: Modern Records Centre website (

Rheolau catalogio: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Dyddiad(au )cwblhau'r catalog: February 2004; July 2005



Coal mines and mining | Wales, North

Gresford Colliery Disaster, Gresford, Wales, 1934

National Union of Mineworkers. | North Wales Area | Archives

Trades unions | Wales, North, | Records and correspondence

Enwau personol

Hughes, Edward, 1856-1925

Enwau corfforaethol

Denbighshire and Flintshire Miners' Federation

Gresford Colliery Disaster Relief Fund

Miners' Federation of Great Britain

National Union of Mineworkers | North Wales Area

National Union of Mineworkers | North Wales Area. | Llay Main Lodge

National Union of Mineworkers | North Wales Area. | Point of Ayr Lodge

North Wales Miners' Association

North Wales and Border Counties Mineworkers' Association