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Flintshire Record Office
Haydn Rees, T.M., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/HR

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: T. M. Haydn Rees Papers

Short Title: Haydn Rees, T.M., papers

Creation date(s): 1898-1995

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 659 items

Name of creator(s): T.M. (Thomas Morgan) Haydn Rees (1915-1995)


Administrative/Biographical history: T. M. (Thomas Morgan) Haydn Rees (1915-1995) was an administrator, eventually becoming Chief Executive of Clwyd County Council. He was born at Gorseinon, Glamorgan, and attended Swansea Business College. He was appointed assistant solicitor to Flintshire County Council in 1948, and county clerk in 1967. He became Chief Executive of the newly-formed Clwyd County Council from 1974, until his retirement in 1977. He was also an assistant commissioner of the Royal Commission on the Constitution, 1969-1973, a member of the Welsh Arts Council, 1968-1977, chairman of the Welsh Water Authority, 1977-1982, a member of the National Water Council, 1977-1982, honorary secretary of the Welsh Counties Committee, 1968-1977, clerk of the North Wales Police Authority, 1966-1977, a member of BSC (Industry) Ltd, 1979-1983, and chairman of the New Jobs Team Shotton Steelworks, later Deeside Enterprise Trust, from 1977. He married Marion Beer in 1941 and had one daughter. He died on 28 October 1995 in Mold, Flintshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of T. M. Haydn Rees, 1898-1995, relating to the Royal Commission on the Constitution, 1969-1973; the Welsh Council, 1968-1979; the Welsh Arts Council, 1953-1991, and the North Wales Arts Association, 1972-1990; the Welsh Counties Committee, 1968-1989; Flintshire and Clwyd County Councils, [1940s]-1990, including Theatr Clwyd, 1976-1988; the Welsh National Water Development Authority, the Welsh Water Authority and related bodies, 1967-1988; BSC (Industry) Ltd and Deeside Enterprise Trust, 1975-1992; printed matter, 1898-1982; miscellaneous and personal items, 1969-1990; and items relating to the death of T. M. Haydn Rees, 1995.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following groups: Royal Commission on the Constitution; Welsh Council; Welsh Arts Council; Welsh Counties Committee; Flintshire/Clwyd County Council; Welsh National Water Development Authority/Welsh Water Authority; BCS (Industry) Ltd/Deeside Enterprise Trust; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Not to be viewed without the permission of the depositor's family. Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at:


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

Accruals: Further accruals are awaiting cataloguing

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further records are in Flintshire Record Office, Clwyd County Council; National Library of Wales, Welsh Arts Council Archives; Caernarfon Record Office, XD90.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes some earlier material collected by Haydn Rees and some printed matter concerning his death.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, T. M. Haydn Rees MSS; The Independent, 1 November 1995, p. 16.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Arts | Wales | Management
Flintshire (Wales) | Politics and government
Rees, T. M. Haydn | (Thomas Morgan Haydn), | 1915-1995 | Archives
Water utilities | Wales

Personal names
Rees , T. M. Haydn (Thomas Morgan Haydn) , 1915-1995

Corporate names
Clwyd (Wales) | County Council
Deeside Enterprise Trust
Flintshire (Wales) | County Council
Great Britain | Commission on the Constitution
Welsh Water Authority

Clwyd (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)

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