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Anglesey Archives
Aberffraw Branch of the Workers Union, records

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WM 1593

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Aberffraw Branch of the Workers Union Records

Short Title: Aberffraw Branch of the Workers Union, records

Creation date(s): 1920-[c. 1978]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.012 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Anglesey Workers' Union, Aberffraw Branch

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Undeb Gweithwyr Môn, subsequently the Anglesey Workers' Union, was established in Llangefni in 1909 and officially registered as a trade union on 17th August 1911. It was dedicated to promote the interests of the Anglesey rural working class. The Union strove to seek direct representation on public bodies, to help workers in matters of compensation, annuities etc., to provide financial assistance in cases of unemployment, sickness, accident or death, and guidance on finding employment. By the end of January 1921, 20 branches had been established, each with its local committee; the majority of members were farm workers. It created further branches but began to lose potential recruits to rival bodies. In June 1918, it was resolved that Undeb Gweithwyr Môn should join with the Anglesey Workers' Union, on the understanding that its identity would be retained. Forty-six branches were absorbed into the Workers' Union. The executive committee of Undeb Gweithwyr Môn was allowed to operate as the district committee of the Workers' Union. On 12th May 1922, Undeb Gweithwyr Môn decided to cancel its registration as a trade union. The Aberffraw branch, the first formed, remained in existence into the 1980s.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Contribution book, 1920-1924; photographs, [c. 1978]; plan of AA Practice Camp, Ty Croes (not connected with the Workers' Union), 1942.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: contribution book; photographs; plan.

Conditions governing access: Usual copyright laws apply

Conditions governing reproduction: No restrictions

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Appraised for retention

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title compiled from content of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Minor list, Aberffraw Branch of the Workers Union; Pretty, David A., 'Undeb Gweithwyr Mon: Anglesey Workers' Union', Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club (1988), pp. 115-148.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Trades unions | Wales | Aberffraw | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Anglesey Workers' Union
Undeb Gweithwyr Môn (Trades union)

Places
Aberffraw (Wales)

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