West Glamorgan Archive Service

Port Talbot Eastern School Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 E PT 13

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Title: Port Talbot Eastern School Records

Short title: Port Talbot Eastern School records

Dates of creation: 1868-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Margam Copper Works School; Port Talbot Eastern School


Administrative and biographical history: Port Talbot Eastern School was opened as Margam Copper Works School in the 19th century. It was renamed in 1902. The actor Richard Burton (1925-1984) attended the school in the 1930s.


Scope and content: Log books, 1868-1974; admission registers, 1904-1961; weekly summary attendance registers, 1947-1950; returns to Board of Education, 1918-1958; HMI reports, 1923-1957; departmental reports, 1919-1952; staff salary records, 1917-1959; financial records, 1957-1959; records relating to school events, 1965-1973.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into: Log books; Admission registers; Weekly summary attendence registers; Returns to Board of Education; HMI reports; Departmental reports; Staff salaries and wages; Financial records; School events; Historical; Richard Burton.

Conditions governing access: Items under 100 years old containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

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 source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Education, Primary Schools, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: November 2005



Schools | Wales | Neath Port Talbot

Personal names

Corporate names

Margam Copper Works School

Port Talbot Eastern School


Port Talbot