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Major accessions to repositories in 2015 relating to Transport


Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Barnsley & District Electric Traction Co: photographs and plans, incl plans of the tramway c1900-2000 (A/3611/B, A/3612/B)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Bonito, motor yacht: log book for the River Weaver, incl daily entries and recorded repairs 1946-1949 (D 8804)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Westminster Bridge: minutes, accounts and other records c1737-1868 (2841)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Cornwall Centre Auto Cycle Union: minutes, attendance book, reports of club meetings and trials 1933-1994 (X1429)

Coventry Archives & Research Centre

  • London Taxi Corporation Ltd, motor vehicle builders, Coventry: photographs 20th cent (PA3094)
  • Pearl Hyde Canal Boat Trust: minutes and photographs 20th cent (PA3057)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Workington & Isle of Man Steamship Co Ltd: records incl members and shares ledgers, allotment book, letter book, through rate book, lading bills book and cash book 1892-1949 (YDB 92)
  • British Rail and predecessors: duplicate line plans of branch lines closed under the Beeching Report and bound plans of London Midland Region 1881-1959 (TBR)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Plans and maps of closed railway lines incl Moor Row to Sellafield, Big Rigg branch, Arnside Branch, Stank Branch, Cleator and Workington Junction Railway, Coniston Branch line and Cleator Joint lines 20th cent (WTBR)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Cromford & High Peak Railway Co: plans (12) showing length of railway 19th-20th cent (D2978)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • East Yorkshire Aero Co Ltd: business records and records for Hedon and Paull airfields c1930-1990 (DDX2034)
  • Driffield Navigation Commissioners: minutes, accounts, corresp 1955-2004 (DDX2050)

Essex Record Office

  • Great Eastern Railway Society: additional records 1953-2003 (A14093. A14203)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • York and District Lambretta Club: photographs 20th cent (LCY)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Rowland Pittard (fl 1965), historical railway enthusiast: collected records incl of the Taff Vale Railway, Barry Railway, and Brecon & Merthyr Railway 1880-1965 (D1221)
  • Barry Pilotage Authority: additional records incl minutes 20th cent (DXSS)
  • Cardiff Pilotage Authority: Board ledgers recording ship movements, with docket bundles 19th-20th cent (D1302)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Gloucester Pilotage Authority and Harbour Trustees: additional reports and accounts 1964-2015 (D5827)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • British Rail Engineering Ltd: plans rel to Manchester railway lines late 19th cent-1975 (GB124.A19)
  • Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Co: plans 19th-20th cent (GB124.G.LYRS)
  • Manchester Ship Canal Co: traffic registers 20th cent (GB124.B10)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Caernarvon Harbour Trust: additional minutes, accounts, lists of vessels and cargo 1900-1974 (XD15)

Hackney Archives

  • Laburnum Boat Club: records of an HLF project 'Regent's Canal Through the Ages' 2014 (2015/03)

Highland Archives

  • Cromarty Harbour Trust: records c1834-2000 (D1458)

Isle of Man Public Record Office

  • Isle of Man Railway Co: Public Transport Division plans of vehicles and components c1870-1929 (A33)
  • Isle of Man Highway and Transport Board: vehicle registration cards c1920-1989 (A52)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Leicestershire Aero Club: admin records incl corresp and AGM papers 1949-1957 (DE9078)
  • RAF Bitteswell: movement log books, flying control movement books 1945-1982 (DE9005)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Letter from George Stephenson to his son Robert Stephenson 1828 (385 STE/11a)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Fulham Bridge Co: records (transferred from Hammersmith and Fulham Archives) 1729-1865 (DD/0119,DD/0301)
  • Hammersmith & City Railway Co: deeds, plans and papers (transferred from Hammersmith and Fulham Archives) 1859-1938 (DD/1081)
  • Hammersmith Bridge Co: minutes, corresp, shares, contracts, specifications, deeds, etc (transferred from Hammersmith and Fulham Archives) 1756-1888 (DD/0008, DD/0478)

North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Barnstaple Bridge Trust: additional deed and papers 1699-1896 (B56)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • London & North Eastern Railway Co: staff records rel to Nottingham, London Road station [restricted access] 1933-1952 (8802)
  • Midland Railway Co: staff book [restricted access] 1889-1960 (8748)
  • South Notts Bus Co Ltd: minutes, accounts, director's reports, members register, insurance documents, corresp, advertising, plans 1927-1992 (8789)
  • British Railways Board: plans rel to Colwick Locomotive Department 1936-1965 (8804)

Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies

  • John Gale (fl 1970-2010), schoolteacher and railway historian: research papers rel to the Maenclochog Railway, with papers and photographs rel to Hakin Junior School 20th-21st cent (D/GALE)

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

  • A Harper, Sons & Bean Ltd, motor car manufacturers, Dudley, Tipton and Smethwick: records incl corresp, cuttings, patents, employee records c1900-1965 (2015/18)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust: plans and papers rel to stations in Wells 1850-1999 (A\CWO)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Stoke-on-Trent City Archives

  • Basil Jeuda (fl 2000), historian of industry: additional items incl photographs and slides of North Staffordshire Railway c1850-1948 (SD 1698)
  • Claude Moreton (fl c1950), North Staffordshire Railway historian: collected photographs 19th-20th cent (SD 1699)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Ipswich and District Historical Transport Society: minutes, accounts, membership records, bills and receipts 1969-2013 (GC839)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Richards Shipbuilders Ltd, shipbuilders, Lowestoft: shipping records, plans and photographs 20th cent (2343)
  • Rumburgh Coachworks, coach operators, Rumburgh: business records incl ledgers, deeds, day books, published material, insurance documents, corresp and family papers 1802-1995 (2362)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Leonard Wright & Son, steam biscuit manufactuers and ship chandlers, South Shields: letter book, letterhead paper, memorandum and articles of association, plans, paper rel to liquidation, family history of the Wright family c1897-1939 (DX1612)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Pilotage Authority: Trust minutes, ledger and journal c1920-1949 (D/D SPA)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Norman & Dawbarn Ltd, architects and engineers, London: plans for Leeds Bradford Airport c1960-1969 (LC/PLANNING)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Avon Rubber Co Ltd, tyre manufacturer, Melksham: records rel to social club 1905-1979 (1192)

Wolverhampton City Archives

  • W Robinson & Co, lorry manufacturers, Wolverhampton: photograph album c1960-1969 (DB-68)


Jersey Archive

  • Jersey Airport: additional engineering department plans and papers 1958-2010 (JA/2772)
  • Peterborough Garage, St Aubin: account books and papers 1952-1991 (JA/2816)
  • Jersey Port Users (Commercial) Association: minutes 1966-1999 (JA/2747)

Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

  • Dollin Kelly (fl 1940-2009), schoolgirl: account of return voyage on board Steam Packet 'Victoria' in 1940 2009 (MS 13818)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive

  • P & O Nedlloyd Container Line Ltd: records of predecessor and associated companies incl Overseas Containers Ltd, P & O Containers Ltd, Associated Container Transport, Blue Star Line, Australia Japan Container Line Ltd and Crusader Swire 1920-2006 (REG06/000103)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Marian May Bird (1875-c1975), stewardess, Lusitania: discharge books 1907-1915 (DX/2604)
  • Christopher Coxhead (fl 1967-2015), merchant seafarer: seafaring memoirs and associated papers including indentures, discharge books, 1978 contract, personal voyage log and crew list volume 1967-2015 (DX/2606)
  • Leonard Frank Leech (1924-2002), radio officer, merchant navy: seafaring career papers including corresp, diary, photographs, brief biography and funeral service order of service 1942-2002 (DX/2609)
  • Kenneth Rolston (1914-1991), radio officer, merchant navy: papers relating to seafaring career incl discharge certificates, coast voyages records, Second World War experience and death of his father during First World War 1917-1941 (DX/2611)

Search Engine (National Railway Museum)

  • John Alan Broughall (1900-1974), electrical and railway engineer, Assistant Chief Electrical Engineer to British Transport Commission: papers relating to his private and working lives 1910-1965 (2015-7041)
  • Colin Griffiths (fl 1988-1992), British Rail train guard and driver: guard's and driver's log books 1988-1992 (2015-7034)
  • Robert Arthur Riddles (1892-1983), locomotive engineer: papers incl notes, articles, certificates, notebooks and photographs c1940-1969 (2016-7037)
  • London & North East Railway Co (later British Rail, Eastern region), Immingham Locomotive Shed: records incl shedmasters' daily logs, availability of locomotives returns, allocation lists and locomotive record cards c1930-1989 (2015-7038)


Chetham's Library

  • Belle Vue Speedway Club, Manchester: scrapbook and photographs c1920-1969 (Acc.127)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Archive

  • Prince Serge Vincent Constantinovitch de Bolotoff (1888-1977), Prince Viazemsky/Wiazemsky, aviation pioneer: business and personal records incl corresp and photographs c1910-1930 (PER/106)
  • Sir Ernest John Hutchings Lemon (1884-1954), Chief Mechanical Engineer of London, Midland and Scottish Railway: records incl personal papers, minutes, corresp, publications, ephemera, diary, production details, governmental reports and plans, proposals 1938-1978 (LEM)
  • D Napier & Son Ltd, motor car and aircraft engine manufacturers, London: administrative records incl minutes, reports, photographs, engine models 1832-1996 (NAP)

The Waterways Archive

  • Cromford Canal Co: permit records for cargo boats, showing steerers and cargo information 1825-1842 (2015/15)
  • Shropshire Union Railway & Canal Co: photographs of boatyards and shipwrights at Ellesmere Port and Chester c1900-1925 (CRT/DOD)
  • Research notes, slides, corresp and ephemera for canal enthusiasts incl Roger Lorenz and Geoff Wheat c1990-1999 (2015/5)
  • Photographs of scenes on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire, Birmingham Canal Navigation, Caldon, Peak Forest, Shropshire Union, Kennet and Avon canals c1975-1979 (2015/14)
  • Scrapbook of cuttings and ephemera rel to canal regeneration c1960-1979 (R2015/18)

Working Class Movement Library

  • National Union of Railwaymen, Manchester and District area branch: minute books, conference souvenir, terms and conditions manual 20th cent (ACC236)


Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Hugh Murton Le Fleming (1901-1961), railway engineer: corresp, diaries and photographs rel to life in Malaya 1929-2009 (RCMS 371)