Reference code(s): GB 0214 DAB/2
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Transport Elsewhere
Short Title: Transport Elsewhere
Creation date(s): 1849-1973
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: Awaiting further information
Name of creator(s): Solomon Andrews and Son
Administrative/Biographical history: Solomon Andrews and his son Francis Emile Andrews, of Cardiff, were prominent entrepreneurs in public transport and took an active part in the development of omnibus and tramway services in Wales and England,notably in Manchester; Belfast, in northern Ireland; Leicester, Nottingham; and Pontypridd and Rhondda valley. They were also engaged in smaller undertakings in Llanelli, co. Carmarthen, and Swansea; Pwllheli and Llanbedrog, co. Caernarfon; Newport, co. Monmouth; and Bristol. Most of these concerns suffered financially from rival services, particularly trams, and by the time of the death of Solomon Andrews in 1909, all of the businesses had been sold.
Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Manchester General Omnibus Co. Ltd., 1888-1903; Belfast Omnibus and Carriage Co. Ltd., 1889-1891; Leicester Tramways Company, 1892-1973; Nottingham transport, 1886-1901; Llanelly (co. Carm), Swansea and the Mumbles, 1890-1896; Pwllheli, Llanbedrog, and N. Wales in general, 1895-1975; Newport Tramways (S. Wales Property Machinery and Carriage Co. Ltd), 1894-1900; Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley Tramways Co. Ltd, 1849-1907; Bristol, 1886-1890; Tickets, [20th century].
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual
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 Solomon Andrews and Son
Rules or conventions: Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004; amended May 2005