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Bridgend Urban District Council/ Penybont Rural District Council, Chief Medical Officer of Health records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 UDBRMOH

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Bridgend Urban District Council/ Penybont Rural District Council, Chief Medical Officer of Health records

Short Title: Bridgend Urban District Council/ Penybont Rural District Council, Chief Medical Officer of Health records

Creation date(s): 1921-1935

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.024 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Chief Medical Officer of Health, Bridgend Urban District Council and Penybont Rural District Council.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Bridgend Urban District Council and Penybont Rural District Council jointly appointed a Chief Medical Officer of Health, who operated from offices in Park Street, Bridgend. There were separate teams of midwives, doctors and health visitors that served the two authorities; some of the records are separated into two series, but others such as the papers of notification of infectious diseases are filed together.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Bridgend Urban District Council/Penybont Rural District Council -Chief Medical Officer of Health, 1921-1935, includes: notification of infectious diseases, 1931-1935. Bridgend Urban District: health visitors weekly report cards, 1929-1931; birth enquiry cards, 1924-1927; report cards on individual children under 5, 1927-1929; infant deaths, 1931-1932; still births, 1932. Penybont Rural District: health visitors weekly report cards, 1926-1930; birth enquiry cards, 1921-1926; report cards on individual children under 5, 1925-1927; report cards on expectant mothers, 1926-1927; ante natal cards, 1926; cases of opthalmia neonatorum, 1927; cases of TB, 1923; milk cards, 1928-1929.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: The records have been listed under Bridgend Urban District Council, but cross referenced to Penybont Rural District Council.

Conditions governing access: Individual case cards closed for 100 years. Some of these records are stored in an outside repository. They should be ordered at least a week in advance of an intended visit so that they can be brought into the Record Office for consultation in the search room.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

Physical characteristics: Good condition

Finding aids: A hardcopy of the catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All recored have been retained. Other items such as lists of notification of births and deaths have been disposed of as confidential waste.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The records have been moved several times between various council offices and were found when an attic area in the Civic Offices in Angel Street in Bridgend were being cleared.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by Legal and Property Department of Corporate Services of Bridgend County Borough Council on 7 June 2001.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: UDBR Bridgend Urban District Council; RDPB Penybont Rural District Council; GCPH 33/1-16 Reports of the District Medical Officers of Health; GCPH 37/1-26 Reports of the Bridgend Medical Officer of Health; GCPH 52/1-26 Reports of the Penybont Medical Officer of Health.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from the contents of the fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for Bridgend Urban District Council/Penybont Rural District Council (Chief Medical Officer of Health); Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History (London, 1987); Hey, David, The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History, (Oxford, 1996).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Bridgend (Wales). | Urban District Council | Archives
Penybont (Glamorgan, Wales). | Rural District Council | Archives
Public health | Wales | Bridgend

Personal names

Corporate names
Bridgend (Wales) | Urban District Council
Penybont (Glamorgan, Wales) | Rural District Council

Places
Bridgend (Wales)
Pen-y-bont (Glamorgan, Wales)

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