Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/3122
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: NATIONAL LICENSED VICTUALLERS ASSOCIATION AND PREDECESSORS
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 15.31 linear metres
Name of creator(s): National Licensed Victuallers Association
Licensed Victuallers Central Protection Society of London
London and Home Counties Licensed Victuallers League
Licensed Victuallers Defence League
National Union of Licensed Victuallers
Women's Auxiliary League (Licensed Trade)
National Committee for the Protection of Tenant Licensees
The National Licensed Victuallers Association was formed from the merger of a number of smaller bodies, such as the National Union of Licensed Victuallers (which itself was formed from the union of the Licensed Victuallers Central Protection Society of London and the Licensed Victuallers Defence League).
The various associations had similar aims - to protect the business interests of licensed victuallers (holders of a licence to run a public house) and to act as lobbying bodies on their behalf. This included protecting the interests of tenant landlords (many pubs were owned by breweries who rented them to the publican) and defending the trade on a national level, from the temperance movement and the government who often attempted to tighten licensing controls.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the National Licensed Victuallers Association including administrative papers; minutes; papers regarding banquets and official dinners; annual reports; publications; badges and banners.
Other records include papers and publications of related organisations including the Licensed Victuallers Central Protection Society of London; the London and Home Counties Licensed Victuallers League; Licensed Victuallers Defence League; National Union of Licensed Victuallers; Women's Auxiliary League (Licensed Trade) and the National Committee for the Protection of Tenant Licensees.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
ACC/3122/001-230: Papers of the National Licensed Victuallers Association; ACC/3122/231-655: Papers of related organisations.
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Records deposited in December 1992, with further accessions in 1998 and 1999.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: June to August 2010.