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Anglesey Archives
Menai Bridge Pier papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDAQ

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Menai Bridge Pier Papers

Short Title: Menai Bridge Pier papers

Creation date(s): [1881]-1983

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.116 cubic metres (185 items)

Name of creator(s): Menai Bridge Pier


Administrative/Biographical history: Menai Bridge Urban District Council was established in 1894, and abolished in 1974. The Council's Pier Committee oversaw the construction and upkeep of Menai Bridge Pier (St George's Pier), which was opened in 1904; a Piermaster was appointed, responsible for overseeing the shipping traffic and visitors. The warehouse and pier are part of an historic dockside built by the Davies family of Menai Bridge, ship owners. The Gatehouse (or Kiosk) on the Pier Promenade was originally used as the ticket office for passengers using the boats which used to tie up at The Pier. The main shipping lines using the pier were the Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, the White Funnel Fleet Company Limited, Bangor Corporation Ferry and the Bangor, Beaumaris and Menai Bridge Ferry. The Pier is still used by excursion traffic along the North Wales coast.


Scope and content/abstract: Financial records (statements, account books, receipts, ticket books and pier tolls), 1904-1976; time tables, advertisements and posters, 1949-1980; log-book of Pier, 1975-1983; tourism, yachting and carnival publications, 1954-1974; newspapers and newspaper cuttings, 1947-1976; miscellaneous documents, 1909-1981; Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company Limited financial reports, 1931-1952; and miscellanea, [1881]-1981.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: financial; Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company Limited and other companies; timetables, leaflets and posters; tourism, yachting and carnival publications; newspapers and newspaper cuttings; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Caernarfon Record Office and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Unknown

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Piermaster, Menai Bridge, October 1983.



Note: Title from content of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Menai Bridge Pier papers; 'Funding success for Menai Bridge' on Civic Trust Wales website (, viewed 03 July 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2003

Menai Bridge Pier (Anglesey, Wales) | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company
Menai Bridge (Wales) | Urban District Council. Pier Committee
White Funnel Fleet Company

Menai Bridge (Wales)

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