Reference code(s): GB 0218 D2813
Title: Blaenavon Baptist Church, Oddfellows' Lodge and Workmen's Institute Records
Short title: Blaenavon Baptist Church, Oddfellows' Lodge and Workmen's Institute records
Dates of creation: 1887-1985
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (Information to be supplied)
Name of creator(s): Ebenezer Baptist Church, Blaenavon; Loyal Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge of Oddfellows, Blaenavon; Blaenavon Workmen's Institute
Administrative and biographical history: Ebenezer Baptist Church was in Blaenavon, Monmouthshire was established in 1823. The Loyal Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge of Oddfellows was a fraternal and benevolent society based in Blaenavon during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Blaenavon Workmen's Institute was established in 1883 at premises in Lion Street. The Institute moved to a new purpose-built premises in 1895. The Institute included a library and a cinema. The Institute was sold to Torfaen Borough Council in 1985 and was reopened as a theatre.
Scope and content: Records relating to Blaenavon, 1887-1985, including Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1823-1985, including financial records, 1905-1985; correspondence, 1942-1984; miscellaneous, 1965-1975; records of the Loyal Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge of Oddfellows, Blaenavon, 1845-1952; records of Blaenavon Workmen's Institute, 1887-1984, including minutes, 1932-1982; financial books, 1921-1982; financial files, 1894-1983; entertainment records, 1953-1984; correspondence, 1887-1983; records relating to repairs, 1893-1983; miscellaneous, 1899-1981.
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Ebenezer Baptist Church; Loyal Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge of Oddfellows, Blaenavon; Blaenavon Workmen's Institute
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Blaenavon Baptist Church Records and Oddfellows' Lodge and Workmen's Institute, catalogue; Blaenavon Workmen's Hall and Institute - The History, (http://blaenavonworkmenshall.org.uk/history.HTM), viewed 6 March 2006.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: March 2006