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Flintshire Record Office
National Coal Board (British Coal Corporation) records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 CB

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: National Coal Board (British Coal) Records

Short Title: National Coal Board (British Coal Corporation) records

Creation date(s): 1809-1998 (accumulated 1947-1998)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 197 items

Name of creator(s): National Coal Board

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The North Wales coalfield covers the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Shropshire. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the coalfield was mined by a number of private collieries, including Brynkinalt Colliery Co., Llay Main Collieries Ltd, Broughton and Plas Power Coal Co., and Ruabon Coal and Coke Company. From 1947, the coal industry was nationalised, and was run by the National Coal Board. In 1986, it was renamed the British Coal Corporation. Collieries in the area included Gresford, Llay Hall, Llay Main, Black Park, Bersham Colliery, owned by Broughton and Plas Power Coal Co., all in Denbighshire, Point of Ayr in Flintshire and Ifton in Shropshire. In 1994, the British Coal Corporation was replaced by a privatised coal operating company, British Coal, and a separate licensing and supervisory body, the Coal Authority.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the National Coal Board, 1809-1998, relating to Brynkinalt Colliery Co., 1884-1947; Brynkinalt Collieries Relief Society, 1900-1957; Llay Main Collieries Ltd., 1911-1946; Ruabon Coal and Coke Company, 1890-1946; Broughton and Plas Power Coal Co., 1891-1946; records relating to Point of Ayr Colliery, 1876-1998; colliery and mine plans, 1809-1911; North Wales Collieries records, 1939-1948; North Wales Employers' Mutual Indemnity Co. Ltd. records, 1897-1948; W. Y. Craig and Sons accident report books, 1899-1948; photographs of Bersham Colliery, 1981-1984; and miscellaneous, 1858-1986.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into fifteen groups: Group One, Brynkinalt Colliery Company records, Brynkinalt Collieries Relief Society records, Llay Main Collieries Ltd records, and Ruabon Coal and Coke Company; Group Two, Broughton and Plas Power Coal Co., and Bersham Colliery records; Group Three, colliery surface plans, printed maps of colliery districts, lead mine and quarry plans, and miscellaneous; Group Four, Brymbo Colliery plans; Group Five, Point of Ayr colliery; Group Six, Broughton and Plas Power Coal Co., Bersham Colliery records, Llay Main Colliery records, Ruabon Coal and Coke Company records, and North Wales Collieries records; Group Seven, Broughton and Plas Power Coal Co., and Bersham Colliery records; Group Eight, Llay Main Collieries Ltd records; Group Nine, North Wales Employers' Mutual Indemnity Co. Ltd records, and Llay Main Colliery Company records; Group Ten, W. Y. Craig & Sons accident report books, Ruabon Coal and Coke Company records, and North Wales Mutual Indemnity Co. register; Group Eleven, colliery records; Group Twelve, North Wales coalfield seams correlation chart and related material; Group Thirteen, miscellaneous records; Group Fourteen, Bersham Colliery photographs; and Group Fifteen, Point of Ayr Colliery records.

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

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals have since been received.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier material accumulated by the National Coal Board and some material post-dating its abolition.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman 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 Coal Board (British Coal) Records catalogue; Ithell Kelly MSS catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004 and July 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Denbighshire
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Flintshire
Great Britain. | National Coal Board | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Bersham Colliery
British Coal Corporation
Broughton and Plas Power Company
Brynkinalt Colliery Company
Dennis (Firm)
Great Britain | National Coal Board
Llay Main Colliery
Point of Ayr Colliery

Places
Denbighshire (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)

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