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Flintshire Record Office
Crichton (J.) & Co., shipbuilders, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/338, 1053

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: J. Crichton & Co., Ltd. Shipbuilders' Records

Short Title: Crichton (J.) & Co., shipbuilders, records

Creation date(s): 1912-[c.1930]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 8 volumes and 4 bundles

Name of creator(s): J. Crichton & Co., Ltd., Saltney

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: J. Crichton & Co. Ltd was a shipbuilding company, based in Saltney, Flintshire, during the early 20th century. It was established in 1913 by James Crichton (1885-1932), on the banks of the River Dee, on the outskirts of the city of Chester. Initially it operated as a subsidiary of C. & H. Crichton, the ship repair business owned by Charles Crichton, the father of James Crichton. From 1915, J. Crichton & Company Limited was registered as an independent company. In 1918, the company acquired another shipyard, at Connah's Quay, Flintshire, which increased its shipbuilding capacity. The company built many kinds of vessel, including tugs, barges, ferries, lightships and launches. The Saltney Yard closed in 1935, due to economic problems and overcapacity in shipyards.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of J. Crichton & Co., Ltd., Saltney Shipyard, 1912-[c. 1930], consisting mostly of photographs of vessels constructed at the shipyard.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following groups: Group One, photograph albums and newscutting book; and Group Two, photographs.

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at and purchased by Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further material is Flintshire Record Office, PH, Saltney Shipyard photographs.

Publication note: Dixon, John and Geoff Pickard, J. Crichton & Co. Shipbuilders Saltney and Connah's Quay: A Pictorial Record (Cleckheaton, 2002) is based on the material in the archive.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of J. Crichton & Co. Ltd., Shipbuilders; Dixon, John and Geoff Pickard, J. Crichton & Co. Shipbuilders Saltney and Connah's Quay: A Pictorial Record (Cleckheaton, 2002).

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
J. Crichton & Co. | Records and correspondence
Shipbuilding | Wales | Saltney, Hawarden
Shipyards | Wales | Saltney, Hawarden

Personal names
Crichton , James

Corporate names
J. Crichton & Co.

Places
Saltney (Wales)

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