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Gwent Archives
Newspapers

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D2262

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Catalogue of Bound Volume of Newspapers.

Short Title: Newspapers

Creation date(s): 1859-1984

Level of description: Fonds

Extent:

Name of creator(s): Free Press of Monmouthshire Group

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Pontypool Free Press and Herald of the Hills newspaper was established on 5th March 1859 in Pontypool, Gwent. On 5th July 1879, it was known as The Pontypool Free Press. On 2nd April 1909, it became The Free Press of Monmouthshire. The Free Press: the weekly paper for Chepstow, Caldicot and district was formed on the 7th December 1980 in Chepstow, Gwent. On 1st January 1981, it became The Chepstow and Caldicot Free Press. It ceased publication on 15th April 1993. Cwmbran Star was established in Cwmbran, Gwent on 25th August 1982. It ceased publication on 16th April 1993. The Free Press was established on 4th March 1983 in Pontypool, Gwent. It continued publication as Islwyn Free Press on 8th July 1983. It ceased publication on 28th February 1992. The Free Press series, a weekly paid-for publication, has been at the heart of Chepstow, Monmouth, Abergavenny and Pontypool for many years. An integral part of community life, it has a fast growing circulation and is a respected voice for local issues.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Free Press of Monmouthshire (Pontypool Free Press), 1859-1984; Chepstow and Caldicot Free Press, 1980-1984; Cwmbran Star, 1981-1984; Islwyn Free Press, 1983-1984, Newport Free Press 1990-1998.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into : Free Press of Monmouthshire (Pontypool Free Press); Chepstow and Caldicot Free Press; Cwmbran Star; Islwyn Free Press.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions. Pontypool Free Press and Herald of the Hills, 1859-1871, are available on microfilm which members of the public are requested to use in place of the original to prevent deterioration.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Gwent Record Office. The following indexes are available at Gwent Record Office: a subject-based index to the Pontypool Free Press newspaper, 1859-1877, and Indexes to Birth and Marriage notices (1859-1926) and Death notices (1859-1940 in the Pontypool Free Press newspaper.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Don Touhig (Editor), 1984.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Bound Volume of Newspapers; Newspapers catalogue(www.bl.uk/catalogues/newspapers); Free Press (www.newsquestwalesandwestern.co.uk) viewed 21st May 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Welsh newspapers

Personal names

Corporate names
Chepstow and Caldicot Free Press
Cwmbran Star
Free Press (Gwent, Wales)
Free Press of Monmouthshire
Free Press of Monmouthshire Group
Free Press: the weekly paper for Chepstow, Caldicot and district
Islwyn Free Press
Pontypool Free Press
Pontypool Free Press and Herald of the Hills

Places
Abergavenny (Wales)
Chepstow (Wales)
Monmouth (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)
Pontypool (Wales)

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