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Bangor University
Pen-y-groes Blacksmith Accounts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS BCK

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Pen-y-groes Blacksmith Accounts

Short Title: Pen-y-groes Blacksmith Accounts

Creation date(s): 1914 - 1922

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 10 items

Name of creator(s): Pen-y-groes blacksmith

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Very little administrative history is known in relation to the Pen-y-groes blacksmith in Caernarfonshire other than what can be gathered from the account books.
It is evident that they provided a service for many local farmers - shoeing horses and repairing many kinds of implements, tools, carts and motor car parts. Amongst the list of customers are Section Engineers, Bangor and Llanwnda Parish Council .
According to the Price List for Horse shoeing for the North Wales District attached to one account book, the blacksmith came under the auspices of the N M FA of Great Britain, (Cymdeithas Genedlaethol Meistriaid Gofaint Prydain Fawr). Every member had to stamp every shoe put on by him with the stamp of the Association and all smithies were to close at one o'clock on Saturday.
A note on the inside cover of one account book states that a John Jones started his apprenticeship of three years on 9 December 1914 at the blacksmith.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Account books of the Pen-y-groes blacksmith, 1914-1922, consisting of the names of farmers, their farms and details of work carried our at the smithy. Also, a few notes regarding the farm associated with the blacksmith and a printed catalogue of prices for shoeing.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically 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: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 4157-4159

Language codes: wel

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by W. Gilbert Williams, Rhostryfan in October 1941.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor is a bundle of bills with a Pen-y-groes address which are mostly blacksmith bills. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 5842

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2002

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

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Blacksmiths | Wales | Penygroes (Gwynedd)
Business records | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names

Places
Pen-y-groes (Wales)
Penygroes (Gwynedd, Wales)

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