Menai Heritage Collections – Pamphlets, Articles & Papers

Menai Heritage is an accredited museum with a sizeable collection of documents and artefacts related to the Menai Strait Bridges and the history of the area. This section of our web site gives a list of the documents in our collection.

Researchers and other interested parties are invited to consult documents and papers held in the museum that are mostly not on display in the museum. Digital copies are NOT available. Consulting the documents must be done by arrangement with and only under direct supervision of the Registrar.

To contact the Hon. Registrar, send an email to registrar@menaiheritage.org.uk.

See a key to references and abbreviations, or go to the table of contents.

Journal articles

Anon.1850s. Britannia Tubular Bridge. The Lady’s Newspaper, p. 48 ff. Includes drawing of Britannia Bridge by J.W. Carmichael. 405 mm x 275 mm. 2 pp. [2009.29DR]

Roberts, O. Glynne. 1946. The Britannia Bridge. Transactions of Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club, 1946. Accompanied by photocopy of table giving dimensions of the Menai and Britannia bridgesAnglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club. 215 mm x 143 mm. 21 pp. [2014.2.1]

Institution of Civil Engineers. 2006.ICE News: the newsletter of ICE Wales Cymru, Issue 19. Institution of Civil Engineers Newsletter for Wales with articles about celebrations for 250th anniversary (2007) of birth of Thomas Telford. Cardiff: Institution of Civil Engineers. 298 mm x 211 mm. 1 page of 16 pp. [2015.11.2]

Daimond, Bob. 2007. Celebrating Thomas Telford in Wales. Links: bulletin of the Newcomen Society (issue 202), pp. 10-11. Periodical article to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Telford. Bury St. Edmunds: Newcomen Society. 300 mm x 210 mm. 16 pp + illus. [2007.53B]

Institution of Civil Engineers. 2007.ICE News: the newsletter of ICE Wales Cymru, Issue 22. Institution of Civil Engineers Newsletter for Wales with articles about celebrations for 250th anniversary (2007) of birth of Thomas Telford. Cardiff: Institution of Civil Engineers. 298 mm x 211 mm. 4 pp of 16 pp. [2015.11.3]

Pamphlets

University College of North Wales. 1919.Proceedings of a Memorial Meeting of the Old Students’ Association, University College of North Wales on 22.4.1919 mentioning Lt V. Roberts. MS note “To the relatives of the late Lt Victor, L.C. & M Bank, Llangefni”. Bangor: UCNW. 214 mm x 137 mm. 4 pp (7 sides). [2014.36.3]

Anon. 1919. In memoriam: Second Lieutenant Victor Roberts, Welsh Regiment. Printed memorial pamphlet consisting mainly of copies of letters sent to parents concerning the death of their son, 2nd Lt. Victor Roberts (Welsh Regiment). 202 mm x 132 mm. 6 pp (8 sides + cover). [2014.36.4]

Jackson-Stops & Staff. 1952. Gorad Island. Menai Straits, near Bangor: for sale by auction. Sale particulars of Ynys Gorad Goch in 1952. 243 mm x 183 mm. 8 pp + plan attached. [2006.25D]

Harby, Susan. 1979. The Britannia Bridge. Rotary Souvenir Brochure for Britannia Bridge Open Day, 28 May 1980. Sheffield: J.W. Northend Ltd. 149 mm x 211 mm. 20 pp. [2015.14]

Knight, Frank and Rutley Ltd. 1984. Ynys Gorad Goch, Menai Straits, Anglesey. Details of sale of Ynys Gorad Goch, 1984, by Knight, Frank and Rutley. 308 mm x 220 mm. 1 folder, leaflet of 3 pages (double-sided) + map + index. [2006.23D]

Parry, John. 2000. George Grove, 1820-1900. This short biography of George Grove records his career from civil engineer to musician. For 15 years until around 1850 he worked on various railway and bridge projects in the UK, Bermuda and Jamaica. He was an assistant to Edwin Clark, working on the Britannia Bridge. London: Groves Dictionaries. 210 mm x 146 mm. 32 pp + illus. [2003.12B]

Ellis, Edwina. 2003. New £1 coin designs. Fleur de Coin Review, 22. Pamphlet describing design by Edwina Ellis of £1 coin with Menai Bridge that was issued in 2005. Pontyclun: Royal Mint Club. 210 mm x 210 mm. 4 pp + illus. [2006.55B]

Technical papers

Benn, E.C., Dr. 1961. Handwritten notes on moorings, tides and currents in Menai Straits in 1960s and 1970s. 160 mm x 210 mm. 115 pp. [2014.27]

Benn, E.C., Dr. 1962. Two handwritten notebooks & 13 separate sheets by Dr E C Benn, former owner of Ynys Gorad Goch, describing the tides, waymarks, currents in Menai Straits dating from 1960s to early 1970s. 158 mm x 99 mm. 115 pp of writing + 5 loose sheets. [2014.3]

Masters, A.D. 1969. Notes on the Britannia Tubular Bridge. 334 mm x 205 mm. 3 pp + illus. [2014.2.4]

Masters, A.D. 1969. Site Works in the Assessment of the Strength of the Britannia Tubular Bridge. Description of survey to assess strength of Britannia Bridge by Masters, c. 1969. 334 mm x 205 mm. 7 pp + 8 figures each on separate page. [2014.2.3]

Husband, R.W. 1976. The Reconstruction of Britannia Bridge. Lecture presented at Annual meeting of the Institution of Mechanical, North Western Branch, 25.3.1976. 295mm x 210mm. 28 pp. [2013.21]

Network Rail Ltd. 2011. Britannia Bridge – revised programme (Rev. 4). Technical plans – maintenance – Britannia Bridge 2010/11. 295 mm x 420 mm. Spreadsheet + 4 drawings. [2013.31.7]

Kwik-Step Ltd. 2011. Kwik-step site installation notes. Instructions for installation of Kwik-Step stairway system – Britannia Bridge 2010. 295 mm x 210 mm. [2013.31.6]

Birse Rail Ltd. 2012. Britannia Bridge. Technical drawings of Britannia Bridge – Birse Rail Consultancy – Zero Harm by 2012. 295 mm x 420 mm. [2013.31.8]

Newspaper articles

Suspension Bridge

Framed article “Suspension Bridge over the Menai at Bangor Ferry”. Account of the building and opening of the bridge. c. 1830. 240 mm x 190 mm. [2013.39]

Reconstruction of the Menai Bridge (1939). Photograph in a newspaper. 1939. [2005.5N]

Reconstruction of the Menai Bridge (1939). Photograph in a newspaper. 30.9.1939. [2005.6N]

Two cables hold up the Menai Bridge during reconstruction. c. 1940. [2005.14N]

How bridge was built within a bridge; first story of the new Menai Suspension structure’. c. 1940. [2007.51N]

The Menai Bridge with wooden floor removed during reconstruction – newspaper photographs. 1940. [2005.12N]

Article about new pound coin designs, one of which featured Menai Bridge. The Times, 19.6.2003. London: Times Newspapers. [2007.52N]

Island to honour the work of Telford. Article on Telford’s 250th birthday celebrations. 2007. [2007.59N]

Festival to mark the birth of engineer’. Article on Telford’s 250th birthday celebrations. 2007. [2007.60N]

Telford 250th birthday celebrations. 2007. [2007.61N]

Town in party mood for Thomas Telford’s 250th birthday’. 2007. [2007.62N]

Croesi a chodi pontydd. Rhif 311, Hydref 2007. Articles about 250th anniversary of Thomas Telford. Papur Menai, 2007. Menai Bridge: Papur Menai. 341 mm x 226 mm. 10 pp. [2007.53N]

Photograph of Menai Suspension Bridge. [2005.19N]

Britannia Bridge

Page from Illustrated London News with two images: Britannia Bridge and (tubular) Railway Bridge, Conway. Illustrated London News, 26.9.1846. London Illustrated London News. 405 mm x 275 mm. 2 pp. [2009.27DR]

Clipping of a photo of the Britannia Bridge. 13.9.1849. [2007.49N]

Issue of Illustrated London News (March 23, 1850) with pages and llustrations about Britannia Bridge. Illustrated London News, 23.3.1850. London: Illustrated London News (William Little, 198 Strand, London). 407 mm x 281 mm. 16 pp + 8 pp (supplement). [2013.35.2]

Full-page engraving of Britannia Tubular Bridge. Illustrated London News, 23.3.1850. London Illustrated London News. 405mm x 275mm. 2 pp + illus. [2009.28DR]

Newspaper article about Britannia Bridge fire. Daily Mail, 25.5.1970. London: Daily Mail and General Trust plc. 295 mm x 280 mm. 1 p. [2014.31.3]

Bridge fire brings traffic to standstill. Newspaper article about Britannia Bridge fire. 1970. [2007.63N]

Souvenir supplement Britannia Bridge. 5.1980. [2005.8N]

Souvenir supplement Britannia Bridge – new road deck open day. 26.5.1980. [2006.41N]

Souvenir supplement Britannia Bridge – new road deck open day. 5.1980. [2007.50N]

New road deck open day – Britannia Bridge, May 26 1980; a North Wales Chronicle special souvenir supplement. N Wales Chronicle Supplement for New Road Deck Open Day, May 26, 1980. North Wales Chronicle, 26.5.1980. Bangor: NWN Media. 405 mm x 289 mm. 16 pp + illus. [2013.68.9]

New road deck official opening – Britannia Bridge July 11, 1980 – by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales; a North Wales Chronicle special souvenir supplement. N Wales Chronicle Supplement for New Road Deck Official Opening by HRH The Prince of Wales, July 11, 1980. North Wales Chronicle, 11.7.1980. Bangor: NWN Media. 405 mm x 289 mm. 6 pp + illus. [2013.68.10]

Britannia Bridge photograph. Undated. [2005.17N]

Opening of Britannia Tubular Bridge on this day, March 6, 1850. Undated. [2003.43N]

Chester and Holyhead Railway

Chester and Holyhead Railway. Two pages (single sheet) from ILN with lithographs of Chester & Holyhead Railway (p 99) and article (p 100). Illustrated London News, 19.8.1848. London: Illustrated London News. 406 mm x 271 mm. 2 pp (1 sheet). [2013.50.3]

The Tubular Railway Bridge over the River Conway. Wood engraved print and article from Illustrated London News, 1848 about the building of the tubular railway bridge over the River Conway. Illustrated London News, 11.3.1848. London: Illustrated London News. 400 mm x 279 mm. [2006.45N]

Newspaper article on Conwy’s new bridge. Undated. [2005.11N]

Liverpool & North Wales Steamship Co.

Obituary: Captain W Smart, commodore of Liverpool & N. Wales Steamship Co. 1906. [2006.47N]

Article on Liverpool North Wales Steamboat Company (1891-1962). c.1906. [2006.48N]

Ships

HMS Conway

HMS Conway sailing from Bangor to Portdinorwic. c. 1950. [2005.26N]

HMS Conway before she went aground. 1953. [2005.16N]

The breaking up of HMS Conway. 1953. [2005.40N]

Pan aeth y Conway ar y Creaigiau. [When Conway went on the rocks]. Article about HMS Conway with photograph. 1953. [2005.25N]

Admiralty sets a nice puzzle on wreck ownership: no one seems to want the Conway. c. 1954. [2006.46N]

Obituary of Rear Admiral Timbrell (b. 1920, died April 11 2006). Obituary of Rear Admiral Timbrell (b. 1920) who was a cadet on HMS Conway and died April 11 2006. Van der Vat, Dan in Guardian, 6.5.2006. London: Guardian News and Media. [2006.44N]

Obituary of Rear-Admiral Robin Mayo who trained on HMS Conway. 04.09.2007. [2007.57N]

Newspaper article on HMS Conway. Undated. [2005.9N]

Recollections of HMS Conway. Undated. [2005.23N]

Calender of HMS Conway produced by Mr Len Williams. Undated. [2005.24N]

HMS Conway. Photograph in a newspaper. Undated. [2005.27N]

Merioneth

Ocean legacy Remembered in San Francisco. Article on the ship, Merioneth. Jones, Sarah Marion in Bangor Mail, 10.12.2003. Bangor: Bangor Mail. [2003.1N]

Royal Charter

The Royal Charter Shipwreck – controversy over artefacts. Article about the Royal Charter hurricane disaster (26 October 1859). Undated. [2005.21N]

Article about the Royal Charter hurricane disaster (26 October 1859). Undated. [2005.30N]

The Royal Charter Shipwreck – divers’ debts. Article about the Royal Charter hurricane disaster (26 October 1859). Undated. [2005.22N]

St Tudno

Pleasure trips from Menai to Mersey. Article about St. Tudno. Undated. [2005.31N]

Mystery of the St Tudno’s history. Undated. [2005.32N]

Tea gardens snap jogged the memory article about St Tudno. Undated. [2005.33N]

Menai straits

Two bridges and the Straits between. Newspaper article. Undated. [2005.10N]

Aerial view of the Menai Strait. Newspaper photograph. Undated. [2005.13N]

All about Gorad Goch. Short newspaper article. [2003.3N]

Menai Bridge town

The Prince of Wales inspecting the new bowling green, newspaper article. c.1940. [2005.34N]

Newspaper supplement on Menai Bridge town. 16.7.1963. [2005.7N]

Supplement, July 16, 1965. Supplement about Menai Bridge town in N Wales Chronicle (July, 1965). North Wales Chronicle, 16.7.1965. Bangor: NWN Media. 598 mm x 444 mm. 4 pp. [2014.31.2]

Mr Eduard Willems, Belgian refugee, re-opening Belgian Promenade. 1965. [2005.35N]

Mr Eduard Willems, Belgian refugee, re-opening Belgian Promenade (in Welsh). 1965. [2005.36N]

Assorted newspaper cuttings from 1965 (including crowning of the Queen of the Straits and History of Llandysilio) plus a letter (dated 10th November 1964) from Anglesey County Council regarding art exhibition by former pupils of Anglesey secondary schools. 20.8.1965. 298 mm x 257 mm. 1 card with photograph. [2005.38N]

Presentation of plaque to the Council on the 50th anniversary of the National Savings Movement. 1966. [2005.39N]

Mayor H. Glyn Jones with Menai Bridge Scouts and Cubs, May 1982. 1.5.1982. [2005.37N]

Newspaper article on Menai Bridge Primary School. Undated. [2003.4N]

Menai Bridge Fire Brigade. Photograph in a newspaper. Undated. [2003.2N]

Local families

Cutting the mustard. Article on Colman family (related to Davies family). Undated. [2007.58N]

Diary of the Big Push. Article about the Somme ‘Big Push’, 1914. Undated. [2005.54N]

The Liverpool Blitz. Undated. [2005.20N]

Henffych well, filwyr mon. Newspaper cutting of poem about men from Anglesey who had died in WW1. Baylis, F.M.Undated. 92 mm x 63 mm. 1 piece. [2014.36.7]

MBCHT

Article about Project Menai. c.2006. [2005.29N]

Article about Bridges exhibition. Undated. [2005.28N]

Acts of Parliament

Cap.XLVIII. An Act to amend an Act… for granting… the sum of twenty thousand pounds towards repairing the roads between London and Holyhead…(1819). London: House of Commons. 319 mm x 198 mm. 34 pp [469-502]. [2014.2.8]

Cap. XXX. Act for further improving the roads between London and Holyhead by Coventry, Birmingham and Shrewsbury.(1821). London: House of Commons. 319 mm x 198 mm. 24 pp + cover [253-276]. Antique book containing description and history of places of interest along the Chester-Holyhead line especially Conway and Menai tubular bridges, Holyhead Harbour and a tourist guide to Dublin. [2014.2.17]

Cap. LXXIV. An Act for vesting in Commissioners the Bridges now building over the Menai Straits and the River Conway and the harbours of Howth and Holyhead, and the Road from Dublin to Howth; and for further improvement of the road from London to Holyhead.(1823). London: House of Commons. 319 mm x 198 mm. 62 pp. [2014.2.12]

Parliamentary Papers

Committee on Holyhead Roads and Harbour (1810). First and Second reports from Committee on Holyhead Roads and Harbour. 21st March 1810 (First Report) and 9th June 1810 (Second Report). London: House of Commons. 320 mm x 198 mm. 2 pp + 1 figure (First Report); 50 pp + 4 plates (Second Report). 1st and 2nd Reports bound together. [2014.2.5]

Select Committee on the roads from London to Holyhead (1815). First and Second Reports from Select Committee on Holyhead Roads &c. London: House of Commons. 332 mm x 208 mm. 67 pp inc. appendices. 1st and 2nd Reports bound in one volume. [2014.2.9]

Committee… relating to Holyhead harbour (1816). Report from Committee on Holyhead Harbour. London: House of Commons. 326 mm x 206 mm. 12 pp + 1 plate. [2014.2.14]

House of Commons (1819). Papers relating to the building a bridge over the Menai Strait, near Bangor Ferry; &c. London: House of Commons. 350 mm x 215 mm. 20 pp + 1 plate. Ex libris D.R. Williams. [2004.14D]

Select Committee on the road from London to Holyhead (1819). Holyhead Mails and Packets: fifth report from the Select Committee on the Road from London to Holyhead. London: House of Commons. 347 mm x 216 mm. 57 pp [39-96] + 4 plates. [2014.2.11]

Select Committee on the Road from London to Holyhead (1819). First report from the Select Committee on the Road from London to Holyhead; &c. London: House of Commons. 353 mm x 218 mm. 6 pp. [2014.2.6]

Select Committee on the roads from London to Holyhead (1822). Irish roads &c: sixth report on roads from London to Holyhead &c. London: House of Commons. 349 mm x 217 mm. 103 pp inc. appendices. [2014.2.10]

Arbuthnot, C. (1822). Holyhead Harbour. An estimate of the sum which may be wanted for the present year to defray the expense of sundr yworks proposed to be done at Holyhead harbour. : House of Commons. 333 mm x 207 mm. 6 pp. [2014.2.13]

Commissioners… for the line of road from Shrewsbury… to Bangor… (1825). Shrewsbury and Holyhead Road. Annual Report of the Commissioners. 1: General statement on the income and expenditure of the Shrewsbury and Holyhead road. 2: Report of Mr W.A. Provis to the Commissioners on the state of the road from Shrewsbury to Holyhead… London: House of Commons. 332 mm x 210 mm. 12 pp. [2014.2.15]

Commissioners… of the Bridges over the Menai Straits (1829). London to Holyhead road. Sixth report of the Commissioners… for the further improvement of the road from London to Holyhead… London: House of Commons. 358 mm x 227 mm. 28 pp + 2 plates. [2014.2.16]

Commissioners… of Bridges… and for the Improvement of the Road from London to Holyhead… (1835). Twelfth Report of the Commissioners Appointed under the Acts … for vesting in them certain bridges, &c. and for the Improvement of the road from London to Holyhead and from London to Liverpool. London: House of Commons. 348 mm x 218 mm. 46 pp inc. appendices. [2014.2.7]

Leaflets, posters, event programmes, menus, vouchers, invitation cards

Suspension Bridge

London Midland Scottish poster of Menai Bridge. Wilkinson, Norman. 1929. London: McCorquodale & Co. Ltd. Poster. 1020 mm x 1275 mm. [2013.22]

Cyngerdd dathlu gan blant Ysgol David Hughes ar achlysur dathlu can mlynedd a hanner Pont Menai = Celebration concert by pupils of David Hughes School on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Menai Suspension Bridge. 150th anniversary of Telford’s Bridge – celebration concert programme. 1975. Programme. 139 mm x 200 mm. 1 page folded.[2003.11D]

150th anniversary of Telford’s Suspension Bridge – Grand Telford Reception menu. 1975. Menu. 142 mm x 200 mm. 1 folded card.[2003.8D]

Flier for “The Bridge” story from written and pictorial records 27/28 January at Theatr Gwynedd. 1975. Menai Bridge: Menai Suspension Bridge 150th Anniversary Committee. Poster. 196 mm x 133 mm . [2013.33]

Service of thanksgiving for the building of the Menai Suspension Bridge – 150th anniversary – order of service. 1975. Leaflet. 219 mm x 140 mm. 4 pp.[2003.10D]

The Bridge. Theatr Gwynedd programme – “The Bridge” (story of the building) commemorating 150 years since building of Menai Suspension Bridge. 1975. Programme. 208 mm x 145 mm. 4 pp.[2003.5D]

Porthaethwy – Menai Bridge Telford 250 Rhaglen Swyddogol Official Program Gorffennaf 14th July 2007. Programme for Telford 250 in 2007. 2007. Programme. 211 mm x 151 mm. 12 sides (3 pages printed both sides, folded & stapled).[2015.5.2]

Thomas Telford – ‘Tymor o ddathlu. ‘ = Thomas Telford – ‘a season of celebration’. Thomas Telford – A Season of Celebration – celebrations to mark the birth of Thomas Telford in 1757 (250 years). 2007. Llangefni: Anglesey County Council. Programme. 210 mm x 99 mm. 1 page double-sided + illus.[2007.33D]

Menai Singing Bridge – Jodi Rose. Programme for Menai Singing Bridge event, Easter 2012. 4.2012. Bangor: Bangor City Sound. Programme. 8 pp (A3 folded into 4).[2013.3]

Suspension Bridge over the Menai at Bangor Ferry. Illustrated poster with account of the building and opening of Menai Suspension Bridge. undated. Shrewsbury: Tibnam & Alsop. Poster. 296 mm x 210 mm. 1 page.[2007.31D]

The grand Menai Suspension Bridge near Bangor, Carnarvonshire. Reproduction by Frith & Co of a poster about the Suspension Bridge published by J.Brown 1826. Partly based on Pring’s book. undated. Reigate: Frith & Co. Poster. 246 mm x 157 mm. [2004.18PO]

Programme from Conwy Classical Music Festival, including World premiere of ‘The Ballad of Tammy Telford’ by Matthew Brown. ?. Programme. 297 mm x 210 mm. 1 page.[2007.34D]

Britannia Bridge

Mimeographed programme for the opening of upper road deck on Britannia Bridge, July 1980. 1980. Programme. 298 mm x 211 mm. 5 sheets, single-sided.[2013.73.14]

Folder of documents for the sesquicentennial celebrations of Britannia Bridge. 2000. Leaflets. 305 mm x 215 mm. 12 pp – notebook & book.[2004.29D]

Voucher for tea or coffee at James Pringles as part of Britannia Bridge 150th anniversary celebrations – valid for March 18th & 19th, 2000. 2000. Voucher. 210 mm x 142 mm. [2013.15.3]

A sesquicentennial celebration. 2000. Poster. 297 mm x 201 mm. [2000.8PO]

Britannia Bridge Sesquicentenary minute by minute plan. 2000. Programme. 296 mm x 210 mm. 3 pp.[2000.30D]

Menai Bridge town & Anglesey in general

Two 19th century receipts issued by Richard Davies, timber and iron merchants, Menai Bridge. 1800s. Receipts. 193 mm x 118 mm. [2015.1]

Poster: Menai Bridge Choral Society for Ali Ba Ba and the forty black sheep. 1895. Poster. 254 mm x 204 mm. [2004.17PO]

Menai Bridge Band Poster (June 1915). 1915. Poster. 218 mm x 170 mm. [2001.10PO]

Menu & toast list for Menai Bridge Carnival, 1932. Printers: Williams & Harrison, Bangor. Menu. 175 mm x 124 mm. 4 pp.[2013.63]

Menai Bridge Band Poster (August 1937). 1937. Leaflet. 259 mm x 202 mm. [2001.13PO]

Menai Bridge Band Poster (July 10, 1937). 1937. Leaflet. 259 mm x 200 mm. [2001.12PO]

Photocopy of Menai Bridge Band Poster (July 3, 1937). 1937. Leaflet. 260 mm x 201 mm. [2001.11PO]

Menai Bridge Band Poster (July 1938). 1938. Leaflet. 260 mm x 202 mm. [2001.14PO]

Operation of double deck buses in Anglesey, Inaugural luncheon, 26th March 1945. 1945. Menu. 150 mm x 98 mm. 1 page.[2007.28D]

Carnival Queen – crowning ceremony front cover. 1960s. Programme. 209 mm x 148 mm. 1 page.[2003.7D]

Invitation to the official opening of Engineered Homes at Trearddur Bay on 7 December 1965. Invitation card. [2005.19D]

Flier for Menai Bridge Celebrations Pageant on Saturday January 31, 1976. 1975. Llangefni: W.O. Jones. Poster. 207 mm x 149 mm. [2013.32]

Menai Festival Programme (Millennium festival, June 2000). 2000. Programme. 210 mm x 145 mm. 16 pp.[2003.12D]

Poster for re-opening of St George’s Pier Gatehouse, 24th June, 2000. 2000. Poster. 211 mm x 292 mm. [2000.16PO]

St. George’s Pier 1904-2004. Leaflet for St. George’s Pier 100th Anniversary celebrations. 2004?. Menai Bridge: Menai Bridge & District Civic Society. Programme. 209 mm x 147 mm. 1 page folded to make 4 sides.[2004.16D]

Shipping

Receipts from local traders in 1800s, also included in “Menai Bridge a pictorial history” by John Cowell the donor. Published by Menai Bridge Community Heritage Trust in 2015. 1800s. Receipts. [2015.8.2.19]

Sailing notices from 1800s – also included in “Menai Bridge a pictorial history” by John Cowell the donor. Published by Menai Bridge Community Heritage Trust in 2015. 1800s. Poster. [2015.8.2.20]

WW2

Gwasanaeth o ddiolchgarwch i goffau diwedd y rhyfel yn Ewrob = Service of thanksgiving to commemorate the end of the war in Europe. Order of service commemorating the end of World War Two. Cyngor Eglwysi Porthaethwy; Menai Bridge Council of Churches. 1945. Programme. 203 mm x 130 mm. 1 page folded.[2003.1D]

Family papers

Family papers relating to Mark Jones, 6th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. 1910s. [2014.7.2]

Leavett Family archives – letters & cards mainly relating to Jack Leavett around time of WW1. 1910s. [2015.17.1]

Leavett Family archives – miscellaneous documents mainly relating to Jack Leavett around time of WW1. 1910s. [2015.17.2]

The Old Age Pensions Acts 1908 & 1911 – notice of decision allowing claim. 1911. 295 mm x 210 mm. [2003.4D]

Rationing order, 1918; instructions for the use of the new ration card (N86). 8.1919. London: Ministry of Food. 209 mm x 147 mm. [2003.2D]

Commemorative scroll for Lt. Victor Roberts (Welsh Regiment) after his death in WW1. 1919. 450 mm x 345 mm. [2014.36.1]

The Fellowship of Suffering. Printed leaflet with prayers for those who died in WW1. 1920s. London: Mowbrays. 95 mm x 79 mm. [2014.36.6]

Menai Bridge welcome home fund gift card (WWII). 1945. 175 mm x 115 mm. [2003.3D]

Roberts, Charlie, Witness account of the HMS Conway’s demise. 1953. [2006.3L]

Walmsley, Sam(Faynol Cottage, Faenol estate, Bangor), Notes on Evan Williams. 10.9.1963. 160 mm x 135 mm. [2013.42.2]

Invitation to Mrs G Jones for the Anglesey Committee of the Industrial Life Offices 4th annual luncheon 23rd November 1965. 1965. 121 mm x 166 mm. [2005.21D]

Invitation to a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Savings Movement, at Liverpool Arms Hotel Beaumaris. 1966. [2005.2L]

Invitation to Menai Bridge Urban district Council annual dinner, 1967. 1967. [2005.1L]

Certificate of appreciation for 50 years work of British Legion – Women’s Section, Menai Bridge. 1979. 303 mm x 235 mm. [2013.18.10]

Handwritten notes and notebooks

List of expenditures on the Britannia and Conwy bridges to March 1849 – unsigned. 343 mm x 216 mm. Copy. 1 page. [2007.36D]

Register of Menai Bridge British School, 1864. 1864. 340 mm x 210mm. [2015.23]

Logbook from the schooner Cambria (1872-1884). Photocopy. [2005.15D]

Hardbacked accounts/note book apparently for unidentified payments scheme (insurance? fees?) for boys living around Chapel Street, Menai Bridge, 1891 to 1898. 1891. 323 mm x 197 mm. 48 pp with writing on. [2015.6.4]

Receipt book for sale of bricks for construction of community centre in Menai Bridge – with lot of local names on counterfoils. 1925115 mm x 220 mm. 30 stubs + 19 complete. [2014.11.2]

Minutes (1929-30) for Women’s British Legion, Menai Bridge. 1930. [2013.18.3]

Accounts (1929-39) for Women’s British Legion, Menai Bridge. 1939. [2013.18.7]

Minutes (1930-48) for Women’s British Legion, Menai Bridge. 1948. [2013.18.6]

Minutes (1948-58) for Women’s British Legion, Menai Bridge with 5 loose letters and order enclosed. 1958. [2013.18.8]

Minutes (1958 – 66) for Women’s British Legion, Menai Bridge with four loose papers enclosed. 1966. [2013.18.1]

Minutes (1966 – 72) for Women’s British Legion, Menai Bridge. 1972. [2013.18.2]

Minutes and history (1976) for Women’s British Legion, Menai Bridge. 1976. [2013.18.4]

Minutes and accounts (1971-79) for Women’s British Legion, Menai Bridge. 1979. [2013.18.5]


Key to references

Text in bold refers to personal or institutional authors.
Text in square brackets refers to museum acquisition number.
Text in italics refers to title of book or article.
Publishers location and name where known are separated by a colon.
Measurements (mm) refer to height x width of front cover or first page.

Abbreviations

ed. edition
frontis. frontispiece
illus. illustrations or illustrated
pp pages (number of)
rev. revised
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