Denbighshire Record Office
Colwyn Bay Gas Company and Wrexham Gas Company
Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/24
Title: Colwyn Bay Gas Company and Wrexham Gas Company
Short title: Colwyn Bay Gas Company and Wrexham Gas Company, records
Dates of creation: 1845-1934
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 15 items
Name of creator(s): Colwyn Bay Gas Company; Wrexham Gas Company
Administrative and biographical history: Colwyn Bay Gas Company was formed in 1883 and supplied street lighting in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire. It was purchased by Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council in 1901. Wrexham Gas Company was formed in the mid-19th century with a similar purpose; it took over a pre-existing gas plant and initially supplied 60 street lights in Wrexham, Denbighshire, and was active until 1920.
Scope and content: Records of Colwyn Bay Gas Company, 1845-1934, including minutes, 1883-1897, and bound Acts of Parliament, 1845-1934; and records of Wrexham Gas Company, 1847-1920, including minutes, 1864-1909, and correspondence, 1888, 1900.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Colwyn Bay Gas Company; and Wrexham Gas Company.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Archival history: The records were held by Wales Gas, 1973.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mrs S. M. Pugh, the Librarian, Wales Gas, Snelling House, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, 1973.
Related units of description: Further records are in Denbighshire Record Office, UDD/A, DD/DM/72, 151.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes printed material pre-dating the creation of the Colwyn Bay Gas Company.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Colwyn Bay Gas Company and Wrexham Gas Company, catalogue; Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council catalogue; Dodd, A. H. (ed.), A History of Wrexham (Wrexham, 1989).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: April 2004