Fonds GB 0210 IVATON - Ivan Monckton Papers,

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Ivan Monckton Papers,


  • 1918-1995 (accumulated [1978]-[1995]) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.695 cubic metres (74 boxes, 1 file)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Ivan Monckton was brought up on the border between Staffordshire and Shropshire, and was a Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU) activist in Wales from 1978 until at least 1993. He has been a member of both the TGWU General Executive Committee and the Agricultural and Allied Workers (AAW) National Trade Group General Executive Committee. He first joined the TGWU while working for the Forestry Commission, and subsequently became a shop steward, a branch secretary, and Chairman of the Mid-Wales District Committee. He is also a member of the Labour Party, and in 1999 he was appointed to the Board of the Housing Corporation by Housing Minister Hilary Armstrong. He is also a member of the Radnor Local Access Forum, as well as the Health and Safety Executive's agricultural industry advisory committee, and he is a TGWU representative on the Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales. In addition, he owns a second-hand book shop in Presteigne, Radnorshire, and he has written numerous articles about farming, conservation, dogs, politics, nitrates, additives and hormones, as well as many other subjects.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Ivan Monckton, Presteigne, Powys, between 1993 and 1995.

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Scope and content

Papers accumulated by Ivan Monckton relating to his trade union activities in Wales, including papers of the Agricultural and Allied Workers National Trade Group Committee, 1918-1990; correspondence relating to the General Executive Committee of the TGWU and AAW, 1988-1989; correspondence relating to cruel sports, 1984-1993; correspondence and other papers relating to his work with the Forestry Commission, including union activities, 1983-1990; and reports, minutes and other documents relating to the Labour Party and the Health and Safety Executive Subcommittee, 1984-1992.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into 1993 Donation (Transport and General Workers Union General Executive Committee; Transport and General Workers Union; Agricultural and Allied Workers National Trade Group and National Committee; Health and Safety Executive Subcommittee; Trade Union Committees; Agricultural Unions: Minute and Rule Books; TGWU (Presteigne branch); Forestry Commission; Labour Party; press cuttings; and miscellaneous) and 1995 Donation (Transport and General Workers Union General Executive Council; Transport and General Workers Union (Region No. 4 (Wales)) Committee; Transport and General Workers Union; Rural, Agricultural and Allied Workers National Trade Group and National Committee; Health and Safety Sub-committee; Wales Trade Union Council; Trade Union Committees: Agricultural Wages Board; Trade Union Committees: Agricultural Training Board, and its successor ATB-Landbase Limited; Trade Union Committees: Miscellaneous; TGWU (4/780 (Presteigne) Branch); Labour Party; Elections; and Miscellaneous)

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Several files are closed until 2045: exemption s40, Freedom of Information Act 2000. 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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1993, pp.46-52, and 1996, pp. 42-48, at the National Library of Wales.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

The following items, mainly relating to Ivan Monckton's antiquarian interests, have also been deposited by him at the National Library of Wales: NLW Deed 1343; NLW ex 550-1, 651-4, 820-1; NLW, Duggan deeds.

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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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1993.

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