West Glamorgan Archive Service

Aerial mosaic photographs of Swansea

Reference code(s): GB 0216 BE 100

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Title: Aerial mosaic photographs of Swansea

Short title: Aerial mosaic photographs of Swansea

Dates of creation: 1946

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 3 volumes

Name of creator(s): Royal Air Force


Administrative and biographical history: These aerial mosaic photographs of Swansea from Morriston to Mumbles, West Glamorgan, were taken by the Royal Air Force in March 1946. Each volume covers a strip of land running east-west. The basis of the Royal Air Force was founded in 1914, and in 1917, the Air Force Constitution Bill providing for the creation of an Air Force and Air Ministry received Royal Assent.


Scope and content: Aerial mosaic photographs of Swansea, West Glamorgan, by the Royal Air Force, 1946.


Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The photographs were either commissioned or subsequently purchased by the Swansea Corporation Borough Engineer and Surveyor's Department and bound into volumes for ease of reference.

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 Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Aerial mosaic photographs of Swansea, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: August 2005



Photographs | 20th century

Royal Air Force | Photographs

Swansea (Wales) | Photographs

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Great Britain | Royal Air Force