Records of the Riverside Ward Labour Party, Cardiff

The 75th Accession for 2012 comprises of the records of the Riverside branch of the Labour party. The Riverside electoral ward covers the inner suburbs of Cardiff on the western bank of the river Taff, and lies within the Cardiff West parliamentary constituency.

This accession includes the minutes of the monthly labour party meetings from 1975 – 1986, as well as other correspondence received by the branch, both at a local and national level, including, for example, details of the opening of a freightliner terminal at Swansea in 1969.

Hidden between the pages of one of the minute books is a detailed map of the riverside area.


Map of the Riverside Ward

Map of the Riverside Ward


Together these documents form a snapshot of how this local branch of the labour party functioned in the 1970’s and 80’s.

This accession had previously been deposited in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.  In 2012 it was transferred to Glamorgan Archives as the appropriate local place of deposit.

Glamorgan Archives holds the records of many local political parties and would welcome additions to these holdings.

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