Reference number
  • TMF
  • 1924-2002
  • Collection
  • Minutes, 1942-1983; financial records, 1924-1994; correspondence and papers, 1946-2002; sound recordings of lectures and discussions, 1983.
  • 3 boxes
Admin history
  • The Coventry Trades and Labour Hall Fund was established in 1919 to acquire a meeting venue for the Coventry labour movement. In 1944 it was merged with the Tom Mann Memorial Fund, which was named after the Coventry-born trade union and communist leader. In August 1946 it was used to purchase two houses and an adjoining hall in Stoke Green in which a trade unionists' club was inaugurated in July 1947. The Tom Mann Club was sold by the trustees in 2001.

    Reference: minutes of 4 Mar (mentioning fund's 25th anniversary) and 25 Apr 1944 in MSS.353/1/1; letters in MSS.353/3/1 and 3/6.
Access status
  • Open