Facilities are available for post-graduate academics who wish to undertake more in-depth research using material from our archive collections.

Student using Partnership archives for research

Please note that visits are by appointment only, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank and public holidays) and are dependent on staff being available to assist. Therefore, researchers should contact the archive by email to, in the first instance giving as much information as possible about their research project.

Family History

In terms of genealogical sources we hold a complete run of the Partnership's journal, The Gazette, many older editions of which carry information about employees, such as long service awards, marriages and obituaries.

Unfortunately, detailed records of staff for most of the Partnership's predecessor companies have not survived.