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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/030
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1917-1949
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 7 production units comprising 7 volumes.
Name of creator(s): British Funeral Workers' Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

The British Funeral Workers' Association was based at 23 Bride Lane (1917-1925), 7 Milford Lane (1925-1938) and St Bride's Institute (1939-1940). In 1920, the Association had seven branches in London, as well as branches in Portsmouth, Kingston and Southampton. From evidence inside the minute books, the Association may have become the National Union of Funeral and Cemetery Workers by 1963 (based in Wembley).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the British Funeral Workers' Association, comprising minute books of the Executive Committee and the Cemetery Committee; and minutes of the Southampton Branch.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records of the Association were donated to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1995.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The whereabouts of other records are not known.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
November 2010 to January 2011.

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