Trade Union Documents
Branch records of mining unions were often one of the many casualities of Conservative government's rapid closure of pits. Many lodge and branch records are still in someone's attic, while others appears not to have survived (we wrote a blog post about NUM records). Trade unionist who were taking care of these records granted us access for our research and have digitised extracts of that material.
We have digitised the Easington branch NUM on the day of nationalisation and the last Point of Ayr Lodge minutes.
Easington Minutes, (Alan Cummings personal collection) Transcript
Point of Ayr Minute book, (Keith Gildart personal collection), Transcript
Thanks to the Derbyshire Record Office we have digitised images of The Derbyshire Miners' Welfare Holiday Centre brochure.
An application form for the Derbyshire Miners’ Welfare Holiday Centre, 1959 (Derbyshire Record Office, D1920-4-1-11), Transcript
We also digitised fliers people we interviewed had saved.
Documents relating to North Wales Miners' strike support, Keith Gildart Personal Collection, Transcript
Poster, 1988, Keith Gildart Personal Collection, Transcript