Catalogue description Durham Colliery Mechanics Association

This record is held by Tyne and Wear Archives

Details of TU.DCM1
Reference: TU.DCM1
Title: Durham Colliery Mechanics Association


Date: 1920-1959
Related material:

For a history of the first 50 years of the Association see Durham Colliery Mechanics Association: A Historical Survey, 1879-1929 by W S Hall. There is a copy in the Search Room Library.

Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Durham Colliery Mechanics Associations

Physical description: 1 VOLUME
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accession 3594

  • Trade unions
  • Occupations
  • Labour relations
Administrative / biographical background:

The first attempt to form a Mechanics Association came in 1874, because the mechanics felt that they would obtain better terms from their employers as a Union separate from the Miners Association. The National Amalgamated Society of Colliery Mechanics was the result. However, by 1878 support for this organisation had dwindled and a new Association, the Durham Colliery Mechanics Association was formed in 1879. The Union headquarters was at Tenter Terrace, Durham City.

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