Glamorgan’s blood: dark arteries, old veins –cataloguing and conserving the records of the national coal board


  • Glamorgan Archives

Project summary

Glamorgan Archives hold the records of the National Coal Board (NCB) which cover all aspects of the coal industry. This includes the impact of mining on the environment, information about individual pits and details of coal miners and their work, their families and their health. Items include accident registers and compensation books, papers relating to industrial disease and the medical examinations of workers. The collection comprises 344 boxes, 575 rolls and 707 volumes dating from 1799 to 1989. NCB records and those of coal companies from before nationalisation in 1947 will be catalogued and conserved at full item level. The collection will also be stabilised and repackaged.