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Bardsey Island Council School Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS BARD

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Bardsey Island Council School Papers

Short Title: Bardsey Island Council School Papers

Creation date(s): 1919-1921

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 10 items

Name of creator(s): Administrators of Bardsey Island Council School


Administrative/Biographical history: Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli) is situated off the end of the Llyn peninsula, north Wales, and was one of the most important places of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages. It was bought from the Glynllifon Estate by the Bardsey Island Trust in 1979, and made a National Nature Reserve in 1986. It has only a small community resident all year round which increases in the summer. Bardsey Island Elementary Council School was founded in 1919, following a proposal by the Local Education Authority which was approved by the Board of Education at the Welsh Office, to provide elementary education for the Island's small number of children. Records in this collection show that Kate Jones was appointed Head teacher and that the school had an average attendance of 8-9 pupils, between 1919 and 1921.


Scope and content/abstract: This collection consists of letters, mainly from Kate Jones, Head teacher of Bardsey Island Council School to David Thomas, Secretary of the Local Education Authority regarding her acceptance of the post of head teacher and the initial establishment of the school. Also contains the school manager's returns to the Board of Education giving details of attendance numbers and age of the pupils.


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System of arrangement: Material is arranged according to record type, in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 11654-11663

Language codes: eng


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Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, October 2001

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Schools | Wales | Gwynedd | Records and correspondence

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Bardsey Island Council School

Bardsey Island (Wales)

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