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Blaenavon Baptist Church, Oddfellows' Lodge and Workmen's Institute records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D2813

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Blaenavon Baptist Church, Oddfellows' Lodge and Workmen's Institute Records

Short Title: Blaenavon Baptist Church, Oddfellows' Lodge and Workmen's Institute records

Creation date(s): 1887-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Ebenezer Baptist Church, Blaenavon; Loyal Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge of Oddfellows, Blaenavon; Blaenavon Workmen's Institute

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Ebenezer Baptist Church was in Blaenavon, Monmouthshire was established in 1823. The Loyal Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge of Oddfellows was a fraternal and benevolent society based in Blaenavon during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Blaenavon Workmen's Institute was established in 1883 at premises in Lion Street. The Institute moved to a new purpose-built premises in 1895. The Institute included a library and a cinema. The Institute was sold to Torfaen Borough Council in 1985 and was reopened as a theatre.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Blaenavon, 1887-1985, including Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1823-1985, including financial records, 1905-1985; correspondence, 1942-1984; miscellaneous, 1965-1975; records of the Loyal Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge of Oddfellows, Blaenavon, 1845-1952; records of Blaenavon Workmen's Institute, 1887-1984, including minutes, 1932-1982; financial books, 1921-1982; financial files, 1894-1983; entertainment records, 1953-1984; correspondence, 1887-1983; records relating to repairs, 1893-1983; miscellaneous, 1899-1981.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Ebenezer Baptist Church; Loyal Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge of Oddfellows, Blaenavon; Blaenavon Workmen's Institute

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Blaenavon Baptist Church Records and Oddfellows' Lodge and Workmen's Institute, catalogue; Blaenavon Workmen's Hall and Institute - The History, (http://blaenavonworkmenshall.org.uk/history.HTM), viewed 6 March 2006.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Baptists | Wales | Blaenavon
Blaenavon Workmen's Hall and Institute | Archives
Ebenezer Baptist Chapel (Blaenavon, Wales) | Archives
Friendly societies | Wales | Blaenavon
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. | Manchester Unity. | Loyal Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge | Archives
Working-men's clubs | Wales | Blaenavon

Personal names

Corporate names
Blaenavon Workmen's Hall and Institute
Ebenezer Baptist Chapel (Blaenavon, Wales)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Loyal Victoria and Prince Albert Lodge

Places
Blaenavon (Wales)

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