ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects

[Cymraeg]

[Home]

[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Caernarfon Town Football Club, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/58

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Caernarfon Town Football Club Papers

Short Title: Caernarfon Town Football Club, papers

Creation date(s): 1945-1962

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Caernarfon Town Football Club

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The first organised football team in Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire, was the Carnarvon Athletic Club, founded in 1876. The present Caernarfon Town Football Club (Clwb Pel-Droed Tref Caernarfon) ('The Canaries') was founded in 1937. The club achieved success in the late 1940s, playing in the Welsh League (North) Division 1 from 1945 onwards. The club erected a new stand in 1952, purchased their Oval ground in 1958, and appointed their first team manager in 1959, but by 1961 had accumulated considerable debts. The team set new club goal-scoring records during the 1955-6 and 1956-7 seasons and reached the semi-finals of the Welsh Cup in 1958. Between 1981 and 1995 the team played in the Northern Premier League; in 1996 it joined the Welsh National League.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Caernarfon Town FC, 1945-1962, including club minutes and committee papers, 1950-1961; papers relating to the Oval, 1949-1961; general correspondence, 1949-1961; correspondence with the Supporters' Club, club members, ground and playing staff, 1949-1961; correspondence and papers relating to Football Association of Wales, Welsh Football League and other clubs, personnel, and fixtures, 1948-1961; match programmes and Secretary's notes, 1956-1960; Treasurer's records, 1945-1962, including bank papers, 1948-1960, club accounts, 1945-1961, match receipts and expenses, 1947-1962, general club administration receipts and expenses, 1950-1961, donations, 1952-1960, and financial papers relating to the Association and League, 1948-1961.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: papers of the club Secretary; and papers of the club Treasurer.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further records are in Caernarfon Record Office, XD70/253.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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: Caernarfon Record Office, Caernarfon Town Football Club Papers/Papurau Clwb Pel-Droed Tref Caernarfon, 1945-1962; Garland, Ian, and Wyn Gray-Thomas, The Canaries Sing Again: A History of Caernarfon Town Football Club (Gwasg Gwynedd: Caernarfon, 1986).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Caernarfon Town Football Club | Archives
Football (Soccer) | Wales | Caernarfon

Personal names

Corporate names
Caernarfon Town Football Club
Football Association of Wales

Places
Caernarfon (Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details