Reference number
  • GUC
  • 1845-1921
  • Collection
  • This collection includes: rulebooks, 1863 & 1874; executive committee and general council minutes, 1918-1920; annual reports, 1867-1908; district agreements, working rules, etc., 1871-1917; membership returns, 1886-1920; monthly trade reports with quarterly financial statements, 1867-1920; branch and lodge records.
  • 17 boxes
Admin history
  • The General Union of Carpenters and Joiners [GUCJ] was founded in 1827 as the Friendly Society of Operative House Carpenters and Joiners of Great Britain and Ireland. It was also known as the Friendly Operative Carpenters and Joiners' General Union of Great Britain. The union merged with the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners to form the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers in 1921.
    Reference: T.J. Connelly, 'The woodworkers, 1860-1960' (Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, 1960).
Access status
  • Open