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Anglesey Archives
Menai Bridge Urban District Council records

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WBF

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Menai Bridge Urban District Council Records

Short Title: Menai Bridge Urban District Council records

Creation date(s): 1879-1974 (accumulated 1894-1974)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.826 cubic metres (169 items)

Name of creator(s): Menai Bridge Urban District Council; Llandysilio Improvement Commission; Menai Bridge Local Board


Administrative/Biographical history: Menai Bridge Urban District Council (Porthaethwy UDC), Anglesey, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894, as the successor to Llandysilio Improvement Commission, covering the civil parish of Menai Bridge (Porthaethwy). UDCs were bodies consisting of councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities could include sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Menai Bridge UDC had several committees, including finance, housing, electricity and unemployment committees. There was also a pier committee, which oversaw the construction and upkeep of the Pier (St George's Pier). Menai Bridge UDC was abolished in 1974.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Menai Bridge UDC, 1879-1974, including minute books of predecessor bodies Menai Bridge Local Board, 1884-1896, and Llandysilio Improvement Commission, 1879-1884; minute books of the Council, 1896-1974, and its committees, 1902-1937, 1948-1953; general ledgers, 1885-1970; rate books, 1932-1967; wages books, 1946-1962; valuation lists, 1929-1955; cash books, 1909-1966; housing ledgers, 1921-1946; other ledgers, 1931-1965; treasurers account books, 1913-1965; reports, 1900-1957; rate arrears books, 1935-1964; inspector of nuisances records, 1898-1905; surveyor's report book, 1898-1945; housing records, 1921-1946; evacuation papers, 1940-1947; licences for pleasure boats, 1889-1956; ferry, 1971-1973; plans and survey of pier, 1897-1902; log book, Prince's Pier, 1907-1924; and harbour dues, 1917-1930.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk's department; Treasurer's department.

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.

Language codes: eng


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been appraised for retention.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Many of the records were transferred following the abolition of the Council in 1974.


Related material: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Menai Bridge Pier Papers.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes earlier material inherited from its predecessor bodies.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Records of Menai Bridge Urban District Council; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Richards, Melville (ed.), Atlas Môn (Anglesey Community Council, 1972); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997).

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 (Wales) | Politics and government
Menai Bridge (Wales). | Urban District Council | Records and correspondence
Menai Bridge Pier (Anglesey, Wales) | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Llandysilio Improvement Commission (Anglesey, Wales)
Menai Bridge (Wales) | Local Board
Menai Bridge (Wales) | Urban District Council
Menai Bridge (Wales) | Urban District Council. Pier Committee

Llandysilio (Anglesey, Wales)
Menai Bridge (Wales)

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