Denbighshire Record Office

United Kingdom Commercial Travellers' Association - North Wales (later Colwyn Bay) Branch

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/103

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Title: United Kingdom Commercial Travellers' Association - North Wales (later Colwyn Bay) Branch

Short title: United Kingdom Commercial Travellers Association, North Wales and Colwyn Bay branches, records

Dates of creation: 1898-1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.0855 cubic metres (18 items)

Name of creator(s): United Commercial Travellers' Association, North Wales and Colwyn Bay branches


Administrative and biographical history: The United Commercial Travellers' Association was founded in 1883 (it was also known as the United Kingdom Commercial Travellers' Association). By 1911, a branch had been formed in North Wales, later becoming the Colwyn Bay Branch. In 1976, the Association merged with the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs.


Scope and content: Minutes, 1911-1940; rules and articles of association, 1948-1953; attendance register, 1909-1920; financial records, 1905-1956; correspondence, 1920-1956; papers relating to the Royal Commercial Travellers' Schools, 1923-1957; and printed material, 1898-1956.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes of Executive Committee; rough minutes; North Wales Life Governorship Association minutes; attendance register; cash account book; receipts and payments account book; receipts and accounts; applications for membership; general correspondence; Royal Commercial Travellers' School; printed rules and articles of association; printed annual conference minutes and reports; and books.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr David Smith, Rhos-on-Sea, per W. Flint, Esq., Colwyn Area Librarian, Colwyn Bay Branch Library, Colwyn bay, 1975.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, United Kingdom Commercial Travellers' Association - North Wales (later Colwyn Bay) Branch, catalogue; Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, website (, viewed 14 May 2004.

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

Date(s) of description: May 2004



Trades unions | Wales, North, | Records and correspondence

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United Commercial Travellers Association | Colwyn Bay Branch

United Commercial Travellers Association | North Wales Branch


Colwyn Bay