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Serck Services Ltd, Cardiff, records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DX130

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Serck Services Ltd, Cardiff, records

Short Title: Serck Services Ltd, Cardiff, records

Creation date(s): 1930-1971

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.11 cubic metres (30 volumes, 2 files, 2 papers, 1 seal impression)

Name of creator(s): Serck Services Ltd. Cardiff branch


Administrative/Biographical history: Serck Services Ltd grew out of an automobile radiator manufacturing company founded by Peter Serck in Bermondsey, London, in 1906. After relocating to Coventry and then Birmingham, the company was briefly taken into public ownership during the First World War. After the War, the company rapidly expanded, and by 1924, had branches in towns throughout the country. It would appear that the Cardiff branch was established in 1922. The company expanded into cooling systems for mining equipment and aircraft. In the 1980s, parts of the company were sold, and the automobile parts and servicing division became part of the Mechanical Repair Division of the Unipart group. The Cardiff branch is branded as Serck Intertruck.


Scope and content/abstract: Serck Services Ltd, Cardiff branch, sales ledger, 1930-1946; cash sales ledgers, 1935-1957; cash books, 1945-1959; petty cash books, 1934-1959; wages books, 1930-1971; insurance wages books, 1946-1971; and miscellaneous papers and notes, 1933-1978.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

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


Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1978



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Serck Service 77 newsletter No 3 February 1978 ; Unipart website ( viewed 9 June 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Cars (Automobiles) | Radiators
Motor vehicles | Maintenance and repair

Personal names

Corporate names
Serck Services Ltd | Cardiff Branch

Cardiff (Wales)

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