Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papers of the Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/29

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Title: Papers of the Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes

Short title: Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes, Gwynedd, Messrs Parry & Sons papers

Dates of creation: 1899-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 2473 items

Name of creator(s): Messrs Parry & Sons, Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes


Administrative and biographical history: Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes, Caernarfonshire, was operated by Messrs Parry & Sons. The company produced ephemera such as programmes, posters and tickets for various organisations and events, mostly in Caernarfonshire. Austin Lloyd Parry, one of the proprietors, was an organiser of County School, Penygroes, Old Pupils Association.


Scope and content: Messrs Parry & Sons, Minerva Printing Works, business records, 1946-1966, and correspondence, 1906-1971; printed matter relating to Caernarfonshire chapels and Churches, 1928-1971, including annual reports, 1928-1971, and programmes and posters for various services, 1932-1971; tickets, posters and programmes for Caernarfonshire social events including eisteddfodau, concerts, cinemas, dances and dramas, 1908-1970, and for agricultural shows, carnivals, fairs and Sheep Dog Trials, 1932-1969; programmes and other items for sporting events, 1932-1968, and clubs and societies, 1937-1974; cards, 1938-1973; note headed paper, [20th century]; election leaflets, 1949-1967; parish council papers, 1931-1964; miscellaneous printed items, 1931-1968; and County School, Penygroes, Old Pupils Association records, 1899-1948.


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: religion; social events; shows; Sheep Dog Trials; sports; clubs and societies; booklets; cards; note headed paper; verses; sales of works; elections; parish councils; miscellaneous forms; business papers of Minerva Printing Works; correspondence; and Austin Lloyd Parry.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Argraffdy 'Minerva', Penygroes/Papers of the Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004



Entertainment events | Wales | Gwynedd

Parry & Sons (Penygroes, Llanllyfni, Gwynedd, Wales) | Archives

Posters | Wales | Gwynedd | 20th century

Printed ephemera | Wales | Gwynedd

Religious institutions | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names

Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes (Gwynedd, Wales)

Parry & Sons, Penygroes (Gwynedd, Wales)