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Flintshire Record Office
National Savings Movement, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 NS

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: National Savings Movement Records

Short Title: National Savings Movement, records

Creation date(s): 1871-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 70 items

Name of creator(s): National Savings Movement


Administrative/Biographical history: The National Savings Movement (1916-1978) existed to raise funds by general public subscription, particularly for purposes of military expenditure and aid to armed services personnel. During wartime this was partly achieved by fundraising campaigns organised nationally but carried out at a local level, such as "Warship week" and "Salute the soldier" week. Towns and villages could, for example, 'buy a spitfire' for the RAF in this way. These kinds of campaigns drew on the desire of the public to lend their support to helping their country in a patriotic sense, and to helping those fighting on their behalf.


Scope and content/abstract: Local Committee Minutes, District Office correspondence files and other material including publications produced by the Flintshire Area Branch of the National Savings Movement, 1871-1974


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Local Committee Minutes; District Office Correspondence files; Miscellaneous

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 restrictions apply

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Steven Davies. The following source was used to compile this description: Flintshire Record Office, National Savings catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2008


Personal names

Corporate names
National Savings Movement

Clwyd (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)

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