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Cambrian Airways Ltd records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CALR

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Cambrian Airways Ltd Records

Short Title: Cambrian Airways Ltd records

Creation date(s): 1958-1978

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.886 cubic metres (65 boxes, 1 volume)

Name of creator(s): Cambrian Airways Ltd

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Cambrian Airways Ltd was one of the smaller airlines in Britain, formed in 1935 as Cambrian Air Services. In 1939, it came under the control of the Associated Airways Joint Committee, which in 1947 was taken over by British European Airways. In 1967, the company became wholly owned by BEA, along with BKS (operating in northeast England). Statistics were collected by the Board of Trade, Department of Trade and Industry until 1972 and afterwards by the Civil Aviation Authority.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to the traffic movements of Cambrian Airways Ltd, 1958-1978, including business, operating and traffic records, 1959-1978; statistics required by legislation and collected by the Board of Trade, Department of Trade and Industry until 1972 and afterwards by the Civil Aviation Authority, 1960-1979; and day-by-day breakdown of passengers to flights, 1964-1968.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: monthly statistics required by legislation and for company reports; budget/actual comparisons; revenue estimates; budget statistics; monthly traffic carryings; weekly route statistics; sector boards; point-to-point passenger statistics (by route, monthly and daily); flying returns; freight and mail carryings and point-to-point statistics; freighter services statistics; monthly cargo statistics; tours and special holiday flights; excess baggage statistics; miscellaneous statistics; forward bookings; planning correspondence and statistics; correspondence with BKS Air Transport Ltd/Northeast; and correspondence and memoranda.

Conditions governing access: 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.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by David Birmingham in 1980.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Cambrian Airways Ltd Records; British Airways website (www. Britishairways.com), viewed January 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Aeronautics, Commercial | Freight
Airlines | Accounting
Airlines | Great Britain
Cambrian Airways | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Cambrian Airways

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