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Anglesey Archives
Holyhead Sailing Club, records

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WD/10

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Holyhead Sailing Club Records

Short Title: Holyhead Sailing Club, records

Creation date(s): 1955-2004

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.458 cubic metres (16 boxes )

Name of creator(s): Holyhead Sailing Club


Administrative/Biographical history: The Porth-y-Felin Sailing Club was established in 1905 in Holyhead, Anglesey, and was based in Holyhead harbour. It was later renamed Holyhead Sailing Club. The Club currently has over 600 members and provides moorings for 170 vessels.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Holyhead Sailing Club, 1955-2004, including minutes and related papers, 1966-1999; financial records, 1967-1999; membership records, 1960-1995, mooring and yacht registration, 1993-1999, and visitors books, 1981-1995; course details, entries and results relating to races, 1957-1999; miscellaneous correspondence, 1966-1993; papers relating to proposed developments at the Club, 1970-1996; annual handbooks, 1974-2004; papers relating to Holyhead Harbour bye Laws, 1970; papers relating to the purchase and testing of boats, ropes, chains and lifting equipment, 1987-2002; notes on the management structure of the Club, 2004.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes; financial; moorings, yacht registration and membership and visitors; races; club miscellaneous; documents deposited by Owain T. P. Roberts, not part of the Sailing Club collection.

Conditions governing access: No access for 25 years without written permission of the Club. Address requests to the Honorary Secretary.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Physical characteristics: All records damaged by damp storage

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Anglesey County Record Office and the National Register of Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Appraised for retention

Accruals: Accruals are expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Anglesey County Record Office, Holyhead Sailing Club, catalogue; Holyhead Sailing Club website (, viewed 12 July 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2004 amended February 2008

Sailing clubs | Wales | Anglesey

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Holyhead Sailing Club

Holyhead (Wales)

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