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Thomas Hinchey papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D142

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Thomas Hinchey papers

Short Title: Thomas Hinchey papers

Creation date(s): 1912-1928 (compiled c1992-2002)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.001 cubic metres (1 file)

Name of creator(s): Thomas Hinchey, Adelaide, South Australia


Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Hinchey of Adelaide, South Australia, was born in Cardiff 1912 and the reminiscences, entitled Wrestling with the Past, describe his own early life and that of his parents in Cardiff over the period 1912 to 1928, as recalled in 1992-2002. They provide detailed descriptions of social life in Cardiff and include his family life in Kite Street, Adamsdown and Layard Street, Splott, where they lived during the period.


Scope and content/abstract: Thomas Hinchey papers comprising of typescript file entitled Wrestling with the Past, 1912-1928. Reminiscences by Thomas Hinchley 1912-1928 containing brief recollections of his parents Denis Hinchley and Margaret Hinchley (nee McEvoy) and their life in Kite Street, Adamsdown, and later Layard Street, Splott. They include more detailed descriptions of his own life in Layard Street; the Moors; his immediate family; a journey on the tram, Dowlais Steelworks; his life in Windsor Road, in Adamsdown; First World War armistice; experiences at St David's Roman Catholic School and at church; academic interests; poverty; sport; visits to nearby countryside; and other matters


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Thomas Hinchey papers arranged chronologically by record series

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private individual, 2003



Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006


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