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Gwent Archives
R. Wynn & Sons Ltd, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D1987

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Records of R. Wynn & Sons Ltd

Short Title: R. Wynn & Sons Ltd, records

Creation date(s): 1931-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 136 items

Name of creator(s): Robert Wynn & Sons Ltd, Newport


Administrative/Biographical history: Robert Wynn & Sons Ltd were a firm of haulage contractors based in Newport, Monmouthshire. The company was founded by Thomas Wynn in 1863 and inherited by Robert Wynn (1863-1923) in 1878. Robert expanded the business and moved to Shaftsbury Street, Newport, in 1902, and later to Albany Street. The firm was incorporated as Robert Wynn and Sons Ltd in 1923. The firm specialised in transporting difficult and heavy loads, often devising innovative solutions to problems. During the 20th century the firm created or acquired several subsiduaries. The company eventually became Wynns Ltd. Having disappeared in the 1980s, the name Robert Wynn & Sons was revived in 2000 as a subsidiary of Wynns Ltd, now based in Staffordshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Robert Wynn and Sons Ltd including accountant's working papers, 1939-1963, and correspondence files, 1940-1945, nominal ledgers, 1962-1965, register of haulage orders, 1965-1967, daily records of haulage work, 1943-1967, and notifications of transport of unusual loads, 1960, 1967, 1975; accountant's working papers of Wynn's Estates Ltd, 1931-1965, Robert Wynn and Sons (Manchester) Ltd, 1954-1962, Wynn's Engineering Ltd, 1957-1965, and Crindau Garages Ltd, 1957-1965; accountant's working papers and agenda papers of Robert Wynn and Associated Companies, Wynn's (Transport and Services) Ltd and the Wynn Group, 1959-1966.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Only a sample of notifications of transport of unusual loads have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Collected from the Newport offices of R. Wynn & Sons, Albany Street, shortly before the building was vacated on 31 March 1982.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by R. Wynn & Sons Ltd, late of Albany Street, Newport, 1982.


Related material: Photographs and copies relating to the company are in Newport Museum and Art Gallery.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, List of records of R. Wynn & Sons Ltd and associated companies; Robert Wynn and Sons Ltd website (, viewed 21 May 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2004

Freight and freightage | Wales | Newport
Robert Wynn & Sons Ltd | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Crindau Garages Ltd
Robert Wynn & Sons Ltd
Wynn’s Estates Ltd

Newport (Wales)

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