Fonds GB 0210 BRERTY - Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party Records,

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Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party Records,


  • 1924-1985 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.279 cubic metres (31 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

From 1924-1985 the constituency of Brecon and Radnor was represented in Parliament by the four Labour MPs Peter Freeman (1929-1931), William Frederick Jackson (1939-1945), Lord Tudor Watkins (1945-1970) and Caerwyn Roderick (1970-1979). The local Labour Party was active in undertaking 'Rural Campaigns', which drew a large number of Members of Parliament into the constituency. Tudor Watkins was the Labour Party's agent in Brecon and in Radnor before being elected its MP in 1945, and serving until 1970. In 1972 he was elevated to the peerage as Lord Watkins and also served as Lord Lieutenant of Powys until 1978.

Archival history

The records were deposited at the Labour Party's office in Brecon in 1986 and then transferred to NLW.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by the Secretary of the Constituency Labour Party in 1986. Lord Watkins's personal papers were a donation by Lady Watkins in 1985.

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Scope and content

Records relating to Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party, including minute books, financial and miscellaneous registers, correspondence, various papers and the papers of Lord Watkins, 1924-1985.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: minute books; financial and miscellaneous registers; correspondence and papers; miscellanea; and Lord Watkins papers.

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Conditions governing access

For records less than 15 years old you have to get the written permission of the incumbent Secretary of the Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party. Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

January 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Brecon and Radnor Divisional Labour Party Records.

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