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Major Accessions to UK Respositories in 2007 Relating to Transport

Formerly featured in the JTH, the T2M Newsletter now features the annual list of major accessions to transport archives in the UK.  This list has been compiled by the National Register of Archives (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/accessions/).  The website contains lists of accessions between 1994 and 2007, for transport related archives and a variety of other themes and topics.  As soon as the list for 2008 accessions becomes available it will be included in the Newsletter.

As noted, this list applies only to the United Kingdom.  If such lists are available for other countries, please let the editor know – the Newsletter exists to keep you informed about transport and mobility history, and knowing what is in the archives (and which archives) is central to this.  Even if an English-language list isn’t available, it will be helpful to provide members with details of the website(s) that they can visit to find out about recent accessions.

Local

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service
Riverside Building
County Hall
Cauldwell St
Bedford
MK42 9AP

London & North Western Railway Co: train guard’s report book 1894-1895 (Z1282)
Shefford Garage: ledgers 1936-1990 (Z1310)

Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office
Council Offices
Wallace Green
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1ED

London & North Eastern Railway Co: Tweedmouth and Alnmouth Joint Committee minute book 1934-1967 (BRO 01291)

Bristol Record Office
‘B’ Bond Warehouse
Smeaton Road
Bristol
BS1 6XN

Port of Bristol Authority: volumes rel to docks 1896-1938 (PBA)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service
Parc Myrddin
Richmond Terrace
Carmarthen
SA31 1DS

Great Western Railway Co: proof book for Ferryside Station 1879-1882 (7979)

Centre for Kentish Studies
Sessions House
County Hall
Maidstone
ME14 1XQ

Channel Tunnel Rail Link: records c1988-93 (Acc 7334)
Dartford and Crayford Navigation: additional commissioners’ papers incl minutes, architectural plans and stock papers 1894-1977 (Acc 7251)

Cornwall Record Office
Old County Hall
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3AY

Padstow Harbour Commissioners: additional papers 1954-1996 (PHC)

Coventry History Centre
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well
Coventry
CV1 5QP

Alvis Owners Club, Coventry: photograph album 20th cent (PA2714)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven
Scotch Street
Whitehaven
CA28 7NL

John Moordaff, ship’s captain: papers incl records rel to ship Martha 1815-1820 (YDX 465)
Cumberland Motor Services Ltd, motor omnibus proprietors: plans of bus stations at Whitehaven, Workington, Wigton and Millom 1957-1976 (YDB 64)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters
The Castle
Carlisle
CA3 8UR

William Falder, haulier: business and personal papers incl notebooks 1916-1963 (H8418)

Derbyshire Record Office
New Street
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3AG

Great Northern Railway Co: records relating to Etwall Station 1880 (D6840)

Devon Record Office
Great Moor House
Bittern Road
Sowton
Exeter
EX2 7NL

Richard Hayes, railway worker: memoirs rel to work on Great Western Railway, Devon and Somerset 1916-1957 (7092)
Dartmouth United Shipping Association: minutes 1832-1854 (7087)

Doncaster Archives Department
King Edward Road
Balby
Doncaster
DN4 0NA

Great Northern Railway Co: Hexthorpe signal box register 1914-1915 (DZ MD 781)
London & North Eastern Railway Co: staff register rel to East London and Essex 1874-1935 (DY BRB)

Dorset History Centre
Bridport Road
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1RP

Bournemouth Transport Ltd: accounts and papers 1933-2002

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service
The Treasure House
Champney Road
Beverley
HU17 9BA

Alfred Tinson, haulage contractors: cash book 1934-1944 (DDX1201)

Essex Record Office
Wharf Road
Chelmsford
CM2 6YT

Great Eastern Railway Society: further records 1836-2006 (D/Z 346 addl.)
Thames Barge Sailing Trust: minutes, log books and papers c1940-2000 (D/Z 519)

Glamorgan Record Office
Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cathays Park
Cardiff
Glamorgan
CF10 3NE

Associated British Ports: plans incl Barry, Port Talbot and Swansea docks 1864-1975 (D406)

Glasgow City Archives
The Mitchell
North Street
Glasgow
G3 7DN

Coast Lines Ltd, ship owners, Liverpool: minutes, agreements, etc 1840-1969 (TD1714)

Gloucestershire Archives
Clarence Row
Alvin Street
Gloucester
GL1 3DW

Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co Ltd: drawings of carriages for ‘Lightning Express Railway’ (nos 1817-1820) (D4791)
Stroudwater Navigation Co: deeds and inspection reports 1777-1978 (D1180)

Gwent Record Office
County Hall
Cwmbran
Gwent
NP44 2XH

Brecon and Abergavenny Canal: records incl plans and draft conveyances 1795-1846

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office
Bala Road
Dolgellau
LL40 2YF

Great Western Railway Co: Bontnewydd station accounts ledger 1931-1950 (ZM/6310)

Hampshire Record Office
Sussex Street
Winchester
SO23 8TH

British Rail, Southern Region: Marine Department accident books 1949-1965 (64A07)
British Rail, Eastleigh Locomotive Works and Carriage and Wagon Works: plans incl architectural and engineering details 1907-2005 (151A07)
Aldershot and District Bus Interest Group: records c1922-76 (91A01)
National Association of Cycle Traders, Bournemouth and District branch: minutes c1953-85 (71A06)

Highland Archives: Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
Tigh na Sgire
Park Lane
Portree
IV51 9GP

Skye Bridge Inquiry: papers 1990-1998 (HC)

Highland Council Archives
Inverness Library
Farraline Park
Inverness
IV1 1NH

Highland Railway Society: maps and plans of Highland railway stations c1880-1939 (D1094)

Hull City Archives
79 Lowgate
Hull
HU1 1HN

Hull City Council, city engineers department, bridges section: records incl photographs, plans and papers c1800-2007 (TS)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office
Long Street
Wigston Magna
Leicester
LE18 2AH

Leicester City Bus Ltd: financial records 20th cent (DE7284)

Lincolnshire Archives
St Rumbold Street
Lincoln
LN2 5AB

Walkers, Rainey & Owen, solicitors, Spilsby: clients records, incl Mid-Lincolnshire Electric Supply Co, Lincolnshire Railway Protection Association, Wainfleet and Friskney Outmarsh Reclamation Co Ltd and corresp of Colonel GJS Scovell 17th-20th cent (WRO)

Liverpool Record Office
City Libraries
William Brown Street
Liverpool
L3 8EW

Committee of Dock Board and Liverpool Railway Co: minute book 1918 (Acc 6131)

Norfolk Record Office
The Archive Centre
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DQ

Denton and Alburgh Community Bus: further minutes and papers 1979-2001 (ACC 2006/292)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive
AK Bell Library
York Place
Perth
PH2 8EP

County of Perth car registration registers 1903-1921 (ACC07/28)

Powys County Archives Office
County Hall
Llandrindon Wells
LD1 5LG

Maybery & Cobb, solicitors, Brecon: records rel to turnpikes, railways and canals in Breconshire c1800-1899 (B/X/162)

Sheffield Archives
52 Shoreham Street
Sheffield
S1 4SP

London, Midland & Scottish Railway Co: staff register and list of residential pass holders rel to Dore and Totley station, Sheffield c1875-1950 (X72)
Sheffield Corporation Transport Department, Tramways department: records incl accounts 1896-1912 (X87)

Southampton Archives Office
South Block
Civic Centre
Southampton
SO14 7LY

Gibson’s Garage, Southampton: records incl ledgers and wages books 1960-91 (6772)

Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Woking
Surrey
GU21 6ND

Dennis Specialist Vehicles Ltd, commercial vehicle manufacturers, Guildford: additional drawings, specifications, corresp and reports 1960-84 (8228)
Universal Flying Services Ltd: minutes 1941-73 (8082)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service
Blandford House
Blandford Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 4JA

National Union of Railwaymen, Newcastle no 4 branch: minutes 1932-35 (TU.NUR1)

Walsall Local History Centre
Essex Street
Walsall
WS2 7AS

Motor Cycle Mart, Walsall: sales ledgers 1968-1974 (1368)

Warwickshire County Record Office
Priory Park
Cape Road
Warwick
CV34 4JS

Mancetter, Wolvey Heath, Ansley and Whitacre Turnpike Trust: account book of William Brockley, surveyor 1762-1776 (CR4168)

West Glamorgan Archive Service
Civic Centre
Oystermouth Road
Swansea
SA1 3SN

Swansea Harbour Trust: pilotage records 1914-1916

West Sussex Record Office
Sherburne House
3 Orchard Street
Chichester
PO19 1RN

Mid Sussex Railway Co: records 1858-64 (Acc14780)
Robinson family, mariners and shipowners, Littlehampton: papers and photographs 19th-20th cent (Acc14852)
Shoreham harbour: additional records rel to dredgers and log for Middle Pier 1932-49 (Acc14990)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford
Bradford Central Library
Prince’s Way
Bradford
BD1 1NN

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Co: additional records 1889-2007 (57D81)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale
Central Library
Northgate House
Northgate
Halifax
HX1 1UN

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Co: records 1888-1896 (CMT26)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Cocklebury Road
Chippenham
SN15 3QN

WA & AG Spiers, haulage contractors, Melksham: haulage logbooks, ledgers, sales day books, diaries, final accounts 1930-1998 (3615)

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies
42-50 Snow Hill
Wolverhampton
WV1 3AX
Photograph album showing construction of Midland Metro between Wolverhampton and Birmingham 1996-1999 (DX-1026)

Worcestershire Record Office, County Hall Branch
County Hall
Spetchley Road
Worcester
WR5 2NP

Worcester & Hereford Railway: plans 19th cent (BA14574)

National

British Library, Sound Archive
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

David Anthony Peart, transport enthusiast: transport recordings, mostly of buses, taken on a Uher portable recorder 20th cent (C1263)

Jersey Archive
Jersey Heritage Trust
Clarence Road
St Helier
JE2 4JY

Jersey Airport: reports on air accidents and other papers 1963-1999 (JA/1249)
Jersey Harbours Department: additional records incl tide tables and harbour development sketch plans 1966-1988 (JA/1240)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool
L3 4AQ

Coast Lines Ltd, shipowners, Liverpool: records incl minute books and corresp 1834-1976 (B/CST)
Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, shipowners, Liverpool: notebooks of JDG Kinvig, engineer, incl technical details, specifications and costs rel to shipping bananas 1930-1939 (DX/2390)

National Railway Museum Research Centre
Leeman Road
York
YO26 4XJ

AJ Carroll, railway superintendent: MS notebooks, incl notes on wagon types, codes, coaching stock and parts rel to Dewsbury Junction and Wakefield Carriage and Wagon Depot, condemned wagons, movements, repairs, accidents, details of wagons, derailments etc c1940-1983 (2007-7011)
Harold W Clarke, permanent way inspector: papers, photographs, albums, certificates and badges from the working life of Mr Clarke, permanent way inspector and past president of the Permanent Way Institution c1920-1965 (2007-7183)
Michael Farr, railway historian: research papers rel to Thomas Edmondson and his ticket system incl material on Edmondson’s background and ticket system, patents and machinery c1970-1999 (2007-7014)
James Frame, draughtsman: North British Locomotive Co draughtsman’s notebook containing outline sketches and details of various locomotives 1885-1890 (2007-7189)
Alan Inkle, British Rail employee: corresp rel to registration of BR trade marks, logos and patents, and associated intellectual property management issues 1985-1997 (2007-7052)
British Rail Scientific Services: records incl corresp, reports, photographs and committee minutes c1870-1980 (2007-7036)
British Wheelset Ltd, Manchester: sales ledger incl details of wheelsets sold, arranged alphabetically c1890-1989 (2007-7204)
Railtrack Private Shareholders Action Group: records rel to court case against the Department for Transport over the winding up of Railtrack incl copies of government documents, notes of government meetings, statements of officials etc c2001-2005 (2007-7047)
Great Eastern Railway, London & North Eastern Railway and British Railways (Eastern Region): register of Barrows recording sack and large and small hand barrows, their location, when delivered new, their identity number, with some updates as to movements, transfers and disposals c1900-1965 (2007-7285)

Royal Naval Museum
HM Naval Base (PP66)
Portsmouth
PO1 3NH

John Nursey, naval and legal writer: diary memoir of work as legal and booking clerk for Great Western Railway followed by naval career incl service on HMS Queen and in the Crimean War (with material on the bombardments of Odessa and Sebastopol) 1844-56 (2007.116)

Special

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Library
1 Bird Cage Walk
London
SW1H 9JJ

Robert Hudson Ltd, railway locomotive and wagon builders, Leeds: records (Acc 1055)

University

Liverpool University: Special Collections and Archives
Sydney Jones Library
University of Liverpool
Chatham Street
Liverpool
L7 7AY

Cunard Steamship Co Ltd: ephemera incl historical notes, press releases, voyage memorabilia and papers rel to career of Mr F M G Farmer incl service on Caronia, Queen Elizabeth and QE2 c1936-1980 (D997, D999, D1010)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate
Manchester
M3 3EH

London & North Western Railway Co: scrapbook containing staff accident reports for Crewe department with personal name index 1922-1930 (2007/026)
Manchester Airport Second Runway Inquiry: audio cassette tapes and transcripts of witness statements 1994 (2007/017)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre
University Library
Coventry
CV4 7AL

International Transport Workers Federation: records incl biographies, photographs, trade union files by country, videos, audiotapes and microfilms 20th cent (611)