West Glamorgan Archive Service

Port Talbot Borough Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 B PT

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Title: Port Talbot Borough Council Records

Short title: Port Talbot Borough Council records

Dates of creation: 1894-1970

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 9 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Aberavon Borough; Port Talbot Borough Council


Administrative and biographical history: The Borough of Aberavon merged with Margam Urban District Council in 1921 to form the Borough of Port Talbot. Following local government reorganisation in 1974 boroughs and county boroughs ceased to exit, becoming district councils. Port Talbot became Afan District Council but successfully petitioned to become a borough.


Scope and content: Records of Aberavon Borough and Port Talbot Borough Council, 1894-1970, including newspapers, 1908-1970; cine films, 1982-1986.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Miscellaneous items; Miscellaneous newspapers and periodicals

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service and online on the West Glamorgan Archive Service website.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Information not available

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Port Talbot Borough Council, catalogue; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

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

Date(s) of description: July 2005



Port Talbot (Wales) | Politics and government

Port Talbot (Wales). | Borough Council | Records and correspondence

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Aberavon (Wales) | Borough Council

Port Talbot (Wales) | Borough Council


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