West Glamorgan Archive Service

National Coal Board Records of South Wales Colliery Accidents

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD PRO NCB 5

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Title: National Coal Board Records of South Wales Colliery Accidents

Short title: National Coal Board, South Wales Colliery Accidents, records

Dates of creation: 1921-1971

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 3.6 linear metres

Name of creator(s): National Coal Board


Administrative and biographical history: The National Coal Board (NCB) was set up under the Coal Nationalisation Act 1946. From 1 January 1947 it had sole responsibility for managing the British coal industry. It therefore inherited records of its predecessor companies, including the Amalgamated Anthracite Collieries Ltd. The collieries of the former county of West Glamorgan lay within the NCB's South Wales Area. The NCB became British Coal in 1986 and was dissolved in 1994.


Scope and content: Records of accidents at South Wales collieries and compensation paid, 1921-1971, comprising accident report cards for Brynlliw Colliery (Grovesend, Swansea), 1968-1971; accident and compensation registers for specific collieries, 1921-1953; general accident record books for Amalgamated Anthracite Collieries Ltd, 1935-1947; registers of pneumoconiosis examinations, 1929-1954; reports of fatal accidents, 1929-1937.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: accident report cards for Brynlliw Colliery; accident and compensation registers for specific collieries; general accident and compensation registers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Information not available

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found


Related units of description: Further National Coal Board records are in West Glamorgan Archives Service.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Records of accidents at South Wales collieries and compensation paid, 1947-1971, catalogue; West Glamorgan Archive Service, Files from the National Coal Board South Wales Area relating to collieries in West Glamorgan, 1939-1990, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: January 2005



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Personal names

Corporate names

Amalgamated Anthracite Collieries Ltd

Great Britain | National Coal Board


Brynlliw Colliery