Reference number
  • SSK
  • 1890 - 1924
  • Collection
  • Minutes, 1918-1920; Member's Registration Book,1890-1924, Rule Book,1916.
  • 1 box
Admin history
  • The United Kingdom Amalgamated Society of Smiths and Strikers was formed in 1886. The largest Union of its trade, its headquarters were based in Stockton-on-Tees. By 1852 the Society had 52 branches and 2,200 members. By the turn of the century that figure had grown to 69 branches and 4,500 members. The Union merged with the Amalgamated Engineering Union in 1920 with a total of 14,080 members.

    Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan Historical Directory of Trade Unions Volume 2 (Gower Publishing Company, 1984).
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • A copy of this catalogue is available at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

    Authority files exist for the United Kingdom Society of Amalgamated Smiths and Strikers (GBR 0152 AAR0531) and the Amalgamated Engineering Union (GBR 0152 AAR0520).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • These papers constitute part of a large collection of related papers that have been deposited in the Modern Records Centre over a long period of time. For a full listing of these trade Unions see (MSS.259/UMB).
  • Iron and Steel industry
  • Blacksmiths -- Labor unions -- Great Britain
  • Blacksmiths -- Iron and steel workers -- Great Britain
  • Metal-workers -- Labour unions -- Great Britain