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Glamorgan Archives
John, Violet, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DX960

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: John, Violet, papers

Short Title: John, Violet, papers

Creation date(s): [c. 1970]-1999

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.06 cubic metres (160 items)

Name of creator(s): Violet John


Administrative/Biographical history: Violet Marie Kathleen John (née Cashin) was born in Ballyconnell, County Cavan, Ireland, in 1937. She moved to Wales in 1967, and married Adrian John in Maesteg, Glamorgan, in 1975. During the Miner's Strike of 1984-1985, she became very active in campaigning and helping to raise funds and food supplies for the relief of the local mining community. After the strike had ended, she became involved in the subsequent campaign to prevent colliery closures. Some of the groups in which she was active included South Wales Women's Support Groups, Garth Action Group, and Llynfi Valley Anti-Opencast Campaigners.


Scope and content/abstract: Scrapbooks, photocopies of photographs and miscellaneous files, [c. 1900]-1998; correspondence, 1977-1998; minutes and discussion papers, 1994-1997; handbills, leaflets and newsletters, [c. 1970]-1999; posters, 1985-1998; newscuttings, 1972-1999; newspapers, 1985-1998; programmes, guides and associated materials, 1984-1998; photographs, 1985-1990; and miscellaneous material, 1979-1999.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by record class

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1999



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2005

Coal Strike, Great Britain, 1984-1985 | Wales | Maesteg (Bridgend)
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Maesteg, Bridgend
Family | Effects of strikes and lockouts on | Wales
Mine closures | Wales | Maesteg (Bridgend)
Mine closures | Wales, South
Women political activists | Wales | Maesteg (Bridgend)

Personal names
John , Violet Marie Kathleen , 1937-

Corporate names
South Wales Women's Support Groups
Women Against Pit Closures

Maesteg (Wales)

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