Denbighshire Record Office

Colwyn Bay Borough Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 BD/D

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Title: Colwyn Bay Borough Council Records

Short title: Colwyn Bay Borough Council records

Dates of creation: 1865-1974 (predominantly 1934-1974)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 2.052 cubic metres (108 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Colwyn Bay Borough Council; Colwyn Bay UDC


Administrative and biographical history: Colwyn Bay Borough Council was granted its Charter of Incorporation on 20 September 1934. The new borough was created out of Colwyn Bay (formerly Colwyn Bay and Colwyn) Urban District Council and the villages of Bryn-y-maen, Mochdre and Rhos-on-Sea, Denbighshire . The Council consisted of 28 Councillors from whom were elected the Mayor and seven Aldermen. The Borough was served by a number of officials including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Sanitary and Public Health Inspectors, Rating Officer, Surveyor and Engineer. The Borough was abolished in 1974, becoming part of Colwyn Borough Council, Clwyd; it is now in Conwy County Borough.


Scope and content: Colwyn Bay Borough Council records including minutes, 1934-1974; declarations of acceptance of office, 1934-1973; papers relating to celebrations and council occasions, 1934-1969; photographs of mayors, 1934-1939; byelaws, 1935-1954; registers of electors, 1935-1937; notices of internment, 1934-1959; Treasurers' accounts, 1934-1974, ledgers, 1936-1967, and wage records, 1934-1959; rate books and valuation lists, 1934-1972; allotments registers, 1909-1958 (Colwyn Bay UDC, 1909-1934); annual reports of Medical Officer of Health and Sanitary/Public Health Inspectors, 1934-1972; registers of stock killed at abattoir, 1934-1959; Solicitors' registers of local land charges, 1936-1974; Water Departments' papers, 1918-1977; Surveyor and Engineer's maps and plans relating to water supply, 1907-1949; sale agreements, 1865-1946; newspapers, 1961-1964; and tributes to Borough residents killed in the Second World War, 1947.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Rating Officer; Housing Officer; Surveyor; Public Health Inspector; Solicitor; Clerk - miscellaneous; and miscellaneous (non-district council); Engineer and Surveyor; Water Department; Conway Rural District Council.

Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Chief Executive, Colwyn Borough Council, Civic Centre, Colwyn Bay, 1982; and P C. Evans, Esq., Heritage Officer, Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, 1990-1992.


Related units of description: Papers of Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council are in Denbighshire Record Office, UDD/A.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier material relating to its predecessor bodies.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Colwyn Bay Borough Council catalogue; Edwards, Geoffrey, The Borough of Colwyn Bay: a social history, 1934-1974 (Colwyn Borough Council, 1985); Tucker, Norman, and Ivor Wynne Jones, Colwyn Bay: its history across the years (Ashbourne, 2001).

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

Date(s) of description: March 2004



Colwyn Bay (Wales) | Politics and government

Colwyn Bay (Wales). | Borough Council | Records and correspondence

Water-supply | Wales | Denbighshire | Designs and plans

Personal names

Corporate names

Colwyn Bay (Wales) | Borough Council

Colwyn Bay (Wales) | Urban District Council

Colwyn Bay and Colwyn (Wales) | Urban District Council


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