Midland Counties Miners' Federation

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Midland Counties Miners' Federation
Founded 1886
Date dissolved 1945
Merged into National Union of Mineworkers
Affiliation Miners' Federation of Great Britain
Key people Enoch Edwards (President), Albert Stanley (Secretary)
Country United Kingdom

The Midland Counties Miners' Federation was a British trade union.

The union was founded in 1886 to represent coal miners in the West Midlands region of England. It initially had seven affiliates: the North Stafford Miners' Association, the Old Hill and Highley District Miners, Enginemen and Surfacemen's Association, the Pelsall District Miners, the Shropshire Miners' Association, the South Staffordshire and East Worcestershire Amalgamated Miners, and the West Bromwich District Miners.[1] It affiliated to the Miners' Federation of Great Britain.[2] The Warwickshire Miners' Association affiliated later.[3]

In 1945, the union became the Midland Area of the National Union of Mineworkers.

Members[edit]

Name Founded Joined Members (date)
Cannock Chase Miners', Enginemen's and Surfacemen's Association 1876 1886
North Stafford Miners' Association 1869 1886
Old Hill and Highley District Miners, Enginemen and Surfacemen's Association 1883 1886
Pelsall District Miners' Association 1887 1887
Shropshire Miners' Association 1886 1886
South Staffordshire and East Worcestershire Amalgamated Miners 1863 1886
Warwickshire Miners' Association 1885 1890s
West Bromwich District Miners 1869 1886

Presidents[edit]

1886: Enoch Edwards
1912: Samuel Finney
1930s: F. J. Hancock
1950s: Arthur Badderley
1963: Jack Lally
1983:

Secretaries[edit]

1886: Samuel Henry Whitehouse
1888: Benjamin Dean
1890: Albert Stanley
1915: John Baker?
1930s: G. H. Jones
1948: J. H. Southall
1963: A. M. Jones
1983: Jim Colgan
1990s: Joe Wills

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robin Page Arnot, The Miners, vol.1, p.105
  2. ^ Robin Page Arnot, The Miners, vol.1, p.251
  3. ^ Roy Gregory, The Miners and British Politics 1906-1914, p.168