West Glamorgan Archive Service

Port Talbot District Council Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DC PT

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Title: Port Talbot District Council Records

Short title: Port Talbot District Council, records

Dates of creation: 1960s-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 9 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Port Talbot District Council


Administrative and biographical history: The records are relating to Port Talbot District Council. A two-tier system was created by the Local Government Act 1972. Counties were controlling the major public services. In West Glamorgan there were four districts created: Swansea, Lliw Valley, Neath and Avan. Conurbations were able to petition for borough status under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972. The new distric councils of Lliw Valley, Neath and Afan became boroughs. Afan changed its name to Port Talbot. In 1996, district councils were abolished and unitary authorities were created, and Port Talbot Borough became part of the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot.


Scope and content: Information relating to Port Talbot District Council, 1960s-1996, including Afan (later Post Talbot) Borough Council minutes, 1973-1996; records relating to the Chief Executive's Department, including official publications, 1987-1995; photograph albums and negatives from the Borough Photographer's office, 1960s-1990s; council diary, 1994-1995; and electoral registers, 1975-1996.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Afan (later Post Talbot) Borough Council minutes, and records relating to the Chief Executive's Department.

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: 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 Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Port Talbot District Council, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archives 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: September 2005



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