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Flintshire Record Office
Kelly, Ithel, collection of coalmining records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/660

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Ithel Kelly MSS

Short Title: Kelly, Ithel, collection of coalmining records

Creation date(s): 1860-1989 (accumulated [c. 1968]-1993)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 103 items

Name of creator(s): Ithel Kelly


Administrative/Biographical history: Ithel Kelly, (alive c. 1930-1993), of Wrexham, Flintshire, researched the collieries of the North Wales Coalfield in Denbighshire and Flintshire, and wrote several papers on the subject. From 1969 to c. 1973, Kelly was the manager of Gresford Colliery, Denbighshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to collieries in Flintshire, Denbighshire and Shropshire, 1860-1989, consisting of wage lists, reports, output summaries, plans, photographs, and research notes of Ithel Kelly. The fonds includes general records, 1923-1977; records relating to the North Wales Coalfield, 1938-1975; records relating to collieries, including Point of Ayr, 1907-1987; Gresford, 1934-1976; Ifton, 1952-1968; Llay Hall, 1946-1987; Llay Main, 1923-1929; and Bersham, 1969-1974; plans of Wynnstay Colliery, 1860-1889; reports of colliery accidents, 1951-1973; and miscellaneous, 1936-1989.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into groups: Group One, Point of Ayr Colliery and general records; Group Two, Gresford Colliery records; Group Three , general, Gresford Colliery, Ifton Colliery, Llay Hall Colliery, Llay Main Colliery and Point of Ayr Colliery records; Group Four, general, Gresford Colliery, Gresford Colliery disaster, Ifton Colliery, Llay Hall Colliery, and Point of Ayr Colliery records; Groups Five and Six, miscellaneous records; Group Seven, Bersham Colliery records; Group Eight, Gresford Colliery records; Group Nine, Gresford Colliery, Point of Ayr Colliery, National Association of Colliery Managers (North Wales Branch), and miscellaneous records; Group Ten, North Wales Coalfield, and general records; and Group Eleven, Wynnstay Colliery plans of workings.

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.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from name of collector. Some of the records collected by Ithel Kelly pre-date his birth.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Flintshire Record Office, Ithel Kelly MSS catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Coal mines and mining | England | Shropshire
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Denbighshire
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Flintshire

Personal names
Kelly , Ithel

Corporate names
Bersham Colliery
Gresford Colliery Ltd
Ifton Colliery
Llay Hall Colliery Company
Llay Main Colliery
Point of Ayr Colliery
Wynnstay Colliery

Clwyd (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)

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