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Gwent Archives
Beachley - Aust Ferry and Severn rail tunnel timetables and correspondence

Reference code(s): GB 0218 Misc. MSS. 1930

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Beachley - Aust Ferry and Severn Rail Tunnel Timetables and Correspondence

Short Title: Beachley - Aust Ferry and Severn rail tunnel timetables and correspondence

Creation date(s): 1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Old Passage Severn Ferry Company Ltd; British Rail

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Beachley - Aust Ferry provided a crossing over the River Severn between South Wales and England from Beachley and Aust, Gloucestershire. From 1931 the ferry was run by Old Passage Severn Ferry Company Ltd. The ferry service was replaced by the Severn Bridge in 1966. The construction of the Severn Rail Tunnel began in 1873 and the tunnel was opened in 1886.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Timetables of Beachley - Aust Ferry and trains ferrying cars through the Severn Tunnel with correspondence, 1966.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Misc. MSS.; Stay in Wales Homepage, http://www.stayinwales.co.uk/, viewed 20 January 2006; Severn Tales, http://www.severnbore.ndirect.co.uk/index.html, viewed 20 January 2006.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ferries | Severn, River
Railway tunnels | Severn, River

Personal names

Corporate names
British Rail (Firm)
Old Passage Severn Ferry Company

Places
Aust (England)
Beachley (England)
Severn River (Wales and England)

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