Derbyshire Miners' Association

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Derbyshire Miners' Association
Founded 1880
Date dissolved 31 March 2015
Affiliation Miners' Federation of Great Britain
Office location Saltergate, Chesterfield
Country United Kingdom
Former Derbyshire Miners' Association offices in Chesterfield.

The Derbyshire Miners' Association was a trade union in the United Kingdom.

The union was founded in 1880 to represent coal miners in northern Derbyshire, as a split from the South Yorkshire Miners' Association.[1] Although it initially aimed to recruit members from across the county, it only developed strength in the north Derbyshire coalfield, and the separate South Derbyshire Amalgamated Miners' Association was founded in 1883.[2]

In 1945, the union became the Derbyshire Area of the National Union of Mineworkers. This was dissolved in 2015, by which point it had only four members.[3]

Secretaries[edit]

1880: James Haslam
1913: W. E. Harvey
1914: Frank Hall
1928: Harry Hicken
1942: Joseph Lynch
1947: Bert Wynn
1966: Herbert Parkin
1973: Peter Heathfield
1984: Gordon Butler
1996: Austin Fairest

Presidents[edit]

Barnet Kenyon
1880: Richard Bunting
1884: Henry Jarvis
1887: R. P. Carter
1890: William Hallam
1898: Barnet Kenyon
1906: James Martin
1918: William Sewell
1924: Enoch Overton
1939: Samuel Sales
1943: Hugo Street
1946: Samuel Greenough
1952: Herbert Parkin
1966: Dennis Skinner
1970:
1972: Raymond Ellis
1979:
1980s: Alan Gascoyne

Vice-Presidents[edit]

1903: Frederick Bonsall
1904: James Martin
1906: Frederick Bonsall
1906: Frank Hall
1907: William Sewell
1918: John Samuel Spencer
1918: Enoch Overton
1924: Samuel Sales
1939: Henry White
1942: Harold Neal
1944: Samuel Greenough
1946: Michael Kane
1947: J. Boam
1951: H. E. Parkin
1952: J. Patilla
1954: F. Peacock
1950s: Tom Swain
1959: Stanley Mellors
1980s: Peter Elliott

Treasurers[edit]

1880: William Edwin Harvey
1882: Joseph Windle
1887: Henry Jarvis
1907: Frank Hall
1914: Frank Lee
1918: John Samuel Spencer
1920: Harry Hicken
1928: Oliver Walter Wright
1938: Joseph Lynch
1942: Joseph Kitts
1943: Bert Wynn
1947: Hugo Street
1966: Herbert Dilks

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Burgess, The origins of British industrial relations: the nineteenth century experience, p.198
  2. ^ J. E. Williams, The Derbyshire Miners, p.279
  3. ^ Trade Union Certification Officer, "National Union of Mineworkers (Derbyshire Area)"