Reference code(s): GB 0209 NSD
Title: National Savings Committee Records
Short title: National Savings Committee records
Dates of creation: 1930-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.171 cubic metres (9 boxes)
Name of creator(s): National Savings Committee
Administrative and biographical history: The National Savings Movement was established by the British government in 1916 to reduce government borrowing through the sale of Saving Stamps and other financial products to the general public; originally conceived as a war-time expedient, its popularity led to its survival and growth until its final disbandment in 1978. The Movement comprised large numbers of local voluntary associations (sometimes called Local Savings Committees), run by volunteers responsible for selling the products to the members and sending the money to the government. These voluntary organisations were supported by national Committees and regional Sub-Committees of civil servants to assist and advise. After 1960, the movement went into decline, partly because members were starting to save either directly with National Savings (now National Savings and Investments) or through banks and building societies, and there was a fall in volunteers. In Denbighshire, there were Local Savings Committees in Abergele, Ceiriog Valley, Colwyn Bay, Corwen (later Edeyrnion), Denbigh, Llanrwst, Llangollen, Ruthin, and Wrexham, and district offices in Abergele, Cefn Mawr, Ceiriog Valley, Chirk, Colwyn Bay, Denbigh and Ruthin, East and West Denbighshire, Llangollen, Llanrwst, Rhosllanerchrugog, Ruabon, Tanat Valley, Uwchaled, and Wrexham.
Scope and content: Local committee minutes of Abergele, 1965-1971; Colwyn Bay, 1958-1967; Corwen (later Edeyrnion), 1938-1970; Denbigh, 1937-1945; Llanrwst, 1951-1971; Ruthin, 1933-1943; and Wrexham UDC, 1930-1942; district office correspondence files of Abergele, 1941-1971; Cefn Mawr, 1944-1973; Ceiriog Valley, 1941-1972; Chirk, 1941-1971; Colwyn Bay, 1942-1967; Denbigh, 1942-1970; Denbigh and Ruthin, 1970-1973; East Denbighshire, 1971-1973; Llangollen, 1940-1972; Llanrwst, 1955-1946; Rhosllanerchrugog, 1942-1973; Ruabon, 1939-1973; Ruthin, 1942-1971; Tanat Valley, 1941-1971; Uwchaled, 1945-1968; West Denbighshire, 1971-1972; and Wrexham, 1940-1970; miscellaneous, 1941-1974; Llangollen Local Committee, 1932-1973; and Ceiriog Valley local savings committee, 1948-1972
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: local committee minutes; district office correspondence; miscellaneous; Llangollen Local Committee; and Ceiriog Valley local savings committee.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Denbighshire Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Various deposits from 1977-1990.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Denbighshire Record Office, the National Savings Committee catalogue; Department details for NSC (catalogue.pro.gov.uk) viewed 30 March 2004.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: March 2004.