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Newspapers Deposited by Mr Gwyn Evans

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/D/GWE

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Title: Newspapers Deposited by Mr Gwyn Evans

Short title: Evans, Gwyn, collection of North Wales newspapers

Dates of creation: 1923-1976

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (70 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Gwasg y Sir


Administrative and biographical history: Baner ac Amserau Cymru (Y Faner) was a weekly newspaper launched in 1859. It was edited by E. Prosser Rhys (1901-45) from 1923 to 1945. It was bought by Gwasg y Sir, Bala, Merionethshire, in 1958. It changed format into a weekly magazine in 1977 and was discontinued in 1992. Gwasg y Sir have also published various other local newspapers including Y Cyfnod, a weekly newspaper for the Bala area, Corwen Times and Merioneth Express.


Scope and content: Copies of newspapers, 1923-1976, comprising Y Cyfnod, 1935-1957, 1971-1975, Baner ac Amserau Cymru / Y Faner, 1923-1975, Corwen Times, 1955-1976, North Wales Coast Express, 1971-1974, Merioneth Express, 1973-1976, Denbighshire Express, 1971-1974, Y Seren, 1950-1974, and Y Cymro, 1942, 1956.


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Y Cyfnod; Baner ac Amserau Cymru / Y Faner; Corwen Times; North Wales Coast Express; Merioneth Express; Denbighshire Express; Y Seren; Y Cymro.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Gwyn Evans, Gwasg y Sir, Y Bala, per Dolgellau Area Record Office, Gwynedd Archives, 1985.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Newspapers Deposited by Mr Gwyn Evans, Gwasg y Sir, Y Bala, catalogue; Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986).

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

Date(s) of description: May 2005



Gwynedd (Wales) | Newspapers

Wales, North | Newspapers

Welsh newspapers

Personal names

Corporate names

Baner ac Amserau Cymru

Gwasg y Sir

Seren (Bala, Wales)

Y Cyfnod

Y Cymro

Y Faner