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Flintshire Record Office
Goodall, S. P., collection of railway papers

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/946

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Goodall MSS

Short Title: Goodall, S. P., collection of railway papers

Creation date(s): 1861-2000 (accumulated [c. 1986]-2000)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Stephen P. Goodall

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Stephen P. Goodall is a researcher of the railway lines serving North Wales, and has produced books about the Prestatyn and Dyserth Branch Line, 1986 and the Vale of Clwyd Railway, 1992. He collected papers and records in the course of his research. The Vale of Clwyd Railway line commenced at Foryd Junction near Rhyl, Flintshire, and continued along the Clwyd Valley, to Denbigh, Denbighshire. It was opened in 1858. The Prestatyn and Dyserth Branch Line was originally built in 1869 by the London and North Western Railway to serve the lead mines and limestone quarries around Meliden and Dyserth, Flintshire. It began to provide a passenger service in 1905. The railway was eventually closed in 1973.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records collected by S. P. Goodall, relating to railways, 1861-2000, mainly in North Wales, including papers relating to the Prestatyn and Dyserth Railway, 1905-1973; Vale of Clwyd Railway, 1863-[20th century]; instructions to railway staff, 1943-1968; signals, 1895-1980; timetables and notices, 1894-1991; photographs, 1905-1985; railway tickets, 1861-1975; plans, diagrams and sections, 1890-1963; printed books, 1957-1991; and miscellaneous, 1902-2000.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following groups: papers relating to the Prestatyn and Dyserth Railway; railway tickets; papers relating to Prestatyn and Dyserth Railway, Vale of Clwyd Railway, and general papers; papers relating to the Vale of Clwyd Railway, signal diagrams and plans, miscellaneous, and photographs and timetables; timetables, miscellaneous, and photographs; plans, diagrams and sections, miscellaneous, and articles and photographs; Vale of Clwyd/Denbigh, Ruthin and Corwen Railways; books and articles; Welsh Steam: Railway photographs brochure; and Wales & West souvenir tickets.

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: No copies of photographs to be supplied without the permission of the depositor. All photographs or photocopies supplied to be endorsed 'S. P. Goodall/Flintshire Record Office Collection'. Prints are to be supplied for publication at 25% of the reproduction fee normally charged by the Record Office for photographs in its collections. The Record Office will request to be presented with a copy of any publication making use of the photographs from the collection.

Finding aids: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Publication note: Goodall, Stephen P., The Prestatyn and Dyserth Branch Line (Oxford, 1986); Goodall, Stephen P., The Vale of Clwyd Railway (Clwyd, 1992) were based on this material.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from name of collector

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 S. P. Goodall MSS; Virtual Prestatyn Homepage, Prestatyn to Dyserth Way (http://www.prestatyn.org.uk/prestatyn-dyserth.way/), viewed 20 January 2004; Goodall, Stephen, P., The Vale of Clwyd Railway (Clwyd, 1992).

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
Prestatyn and Dyserth Railway | Records and correspondence
Railways | Wales | Denbighshire
Railways | Wales | Flintshire
Vale of Clwyd Railway | Archives

Personal names
Goodall , Stephen P.

Corporate names
Prestatyn and Dyserth Railway
Vale of Clwyd Railway

Places
Denbighshire (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)

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