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Cambrian Welfare Association

Reference code(s): GB 0217 SWCC : MNC/I/2

Held at: Swansea University

Title: Cambrian Welfare Association

Short Title: Cambrian Welfare Association

Creation date(s): 1921-1977

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 20 volumes and 1 file

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Administrative/Biographical history: The Cambrian Welfare Association was also known as the Clydach Vale [Blaenclydach] Welfare Association.
The miners' institutes and halls which set up welfare funds and facilities for coal miners developed from the latter part of the nineteenth century.
In 1920 under the 1920 Mining Industry Act, the Miners' Welfare Fund was set up to be administered by the Miners' Welfare Commission. The fund provided amenities for the miners, including welfare halls and institutes, pit-baths and scholarships and welfare funds. Many institutes and welfare halls received maintenance grants after 1920 from this fund.


Scope and content/abstract: Minute Books, 1921-1977
Financial Records, 1922-1977 including account book 1922-1941 and outdoor schemes cash books 1929-1935 and 1940-1977, cash book 1933 and sports weekly account books 1926-1935 and 1940-1977
Administrative Records, 1950-1969 including plans of the Welfare Ground 1950-1969


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Conditions governing access: Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that some collections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Coal miners | Wales, South
Industrial welfare | Miners
Wales, South | History | 20th century
Welfare rights movement | Wales, South

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Cambrian Welfare Association

Clydach Vale (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales)
Glamorgan (Wales)
Mid Glamorgan (Wales)
Rhondda (Wales)

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