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Aberystwyth Rural District: Records of Secretary’s Department


Acc. 14, 102, 112, 116, 376, 388, 527, 741, 968



Ref: ABR/SE

Reference: ABR/SE
Title: Records of the Secretary’s Department.
Date(s): 1881-1974
Level: Series
Extent:
Scope and Content:  Records created by the Secretary’s Department of Aberystwyth Rural District Council, including minutes of meetings, Councillor’s papers, correspondence, and legal agreements.

Ref: ABR/SE/1
ABR/SE/1: Minutes of the Aberystwyth Rural District Council. 

1. 5 September 1892 - 21 March 1898 (Rural Sanitary Authority until December 1894) 
2. 18 April 1898 - 26 March 1906
3. 9 April 1906 - 6 May 1910
4. 30 May 1910 - 12 September 1915
5. 11 October 1915 -20 November 1922
6. 4 December 1922 - 23 January 1928
7. 20 February 1928 - 28 February 1938
8. 11 April 1938 - 1 December 1958
8a. 26 January 1959 - 31 December 1973
9. Copy minutes, 17 December 1945 - 28 December 1955
10. Copy minutes, 28 November 1955 - 30 April 1957
[ex ABR/SE/2/1] 
11. Copy minutes, 18 April 1957 - 23 December 1958
[ex ABR/SE/2/2] 
12. Copy minutes, 21 March 1959 - 19 December 1960
[ex ABR/SE/2/3] 
13. Copy minutes, 30 January 1961 - 31 December 1962
[ex ABR/SE/2/4] 
14. Copy minutes, 28 January 1963 - 4 January 1965
[ex ABR/SE/2/5] 
15. Copy minutes, 1 February 1965 - 28 November 1966
[ex ABR/SE/2/6] 
16. Copy minutes, 9 January 1967 - 24 November 1969
[ex ABR/SE/2/7] 
17. Draft minute book, 1917-1926
[formerly NLW CBG 1400,  transferred to the Record Office with the Boards of Guardians records, January 1986] 

Ref: ABR/SE/2
ABR/SE/2: Minutes of the Finance Committee

1. 10 May 1926 - 16 November 1936
2. 30 November 1936 - 29 April 1946

Ref: ABR/SE/3
ABR/SE/3: Minutes of the Housing and Sanitary Committee. 

1. 26 November 1923 - 1 October 1923 (includes copy letters re housing, 31 December 1918 4 June 1919) 

Ref: ABR/SE/4
ABR/SE/4: Minutes of the Finance, Health and Housing Committee. 

1. 27 April 1946 - 20 February 1950
2. 20 March 1950 - 19 March 1956
3. 23 April 1956 - 20 June 1960
4. Copy minutes, 5 January 1946 - 18 December 1950
5. Copy minutes, 22 January 1951 - 20 December 1954
6. Copy minutes, 24 January 1955 - 23 December 1957
7. Copy minutes, 20 January 1958 - 19 December 1960
8. Copy minutes, 23 January 1961 - 17 December 1962
9. Copy minutes, 21 January 1963 - 21 December 1964
10. July 1960 - December 1963
11. January 1964 - December 1967
12. January 1968 - November 1970
13. January 1971 - March 1974

Ref: ABR/SE/5
ABR/SE/5: Minutes of the Water and Sewerage Committee. 

1. 10 December 1945 - 19 November 1951
2. Copy minutes, 10 December 1945 - 20 July 1953
3. Copy minutes, 21 September 1953 -19 December 1960
4. Copy minutes, 30 January 1961 - 20 September 1965
5. Minutes, December 1951 - November 1963
6. Minutes, January 1964 - September 1965

Ref: ABR/SE/6
ABR/SE/6: Minutes of the Cardiganshire Water Board

1. Copy minutes, 1968. – 1969

Ref: ABR/SE/7
ABR/SE/7: Agendas of council and committee meetings

1. January 1954 - December 1960
2. January 1961 - March 1965

Ref: ABR/SE/8
ABR/SE/8: Council officers and councillors. 

1. Return of members and officers of R.D.C., 1908 - 1914. (also contains assessment committee returns, 1906-25; housing returns, 1909-12; railway appeals 1911-27) 
2. Attendance Register, R.D.C. 1897 - 1946
[ex SRD/2/285] 
3. Declaration by councillors of acceptance of office, 1964-1972. 
[ex SRD/2/286] 
4. Register of disclosures, 1939 - 1960. 
[ex SRD/2/284] 
5. Committee clerk's note book (includes loose press cuttings, photographs and correspondence re. local government reorganization) 1968. 
[ex CDD/ABR/527]

Ref: ABR/SE/99
ABR/SE/9: Records of burials. 

1. Record of burials and cremations, 1948 - 1971. (under the National assistance Act - few entries)
[ex SRD/2/287] 

Ref: ABR/SE/10
ABR/SE/10: Letter Books (copy letters sent out)

1. 16 June 1897 - 5 March 1902
2. 12 March 1902 - 7 April 1905
3. 14 April 1905 - 20 March 1908
4. 7 April 1908 - 23 May 1911
5. 25 May 1911 - 2 April 1913
6. 2 April 1913 - 7 December 1914
7. 8 December 1914 - 12 September 1916
8. 3 January 1915 - 2 February 1918
9. 4 February 1918 - 18 March 1921
10. 22 March 1921 - 6 November 1923
11. 6 November 1923 - 6 November 1925
12. 8 November 1925 - 29 March 1927
13. 29 March 1927 - 17 March 1928
14. 17 March 1928 - 7 May 1929
15. 7 May 1929 - 11 January 1930
16. 15 January 1930 - 27 September 1930
17. 27 September 1930 - 18 June 1931
18. 19 June 1931 - 26 July 1932
19. 26 July 1932 - 15 September 1933
20. 26 September 1933 - 2 August 1934
21. 2 August 1934 - 2 October 1935
22. 2 October 1935 - 25 June 1936
23. 25 June 1936 - 22 January 1937
24. 22 Jan 1937 - 25 September 1937
25. 27 September 1937 - 13 April 1938
26. 13 April 1938 - 19 November 1938
27. 19 November 1938 - 16 June 1939
28. 16 June 1939 - 28 March 1940
29. 28 March 1940 - 11 March 1941
30. 11 March 1941 - 24 February 1943
31. 25 February 1943 - 17 August 1946
32. 22 August 1946 - 21 October 1948

Ref: ABR/SE/11
ABR/SE/11: Letter Box Files. (letters received)

1. 14 September 1900 - 21 November 1901
2. 12 September 1907 - 16 December 1907
3. 2 January 1908 - 23 March 1909
4. 11 April 1910 - 11 September 1910
5. 22 March 1911 - 27 April 1911
6. 8 June 1912 - 6 September 1912
7. 29 February 1912 - 25 July 1913
8. 21 April 1914 - 12 September 1914
9. 3 February 1916 - 17 March 1916
10. 10 January 1917 - 22 November 1917
11. 7 January 1918 - 24 June 1918 (& October 1914-May 1915)
12. 15 April 1919 - 1 November 1919
13. 19 August 1917 - 12 November 1920
14. 21 January 1921 - 24 November 1921
15. 31 December 1921 - 13 April 1922
16. 8 August 1923 - 28 November 1923
17. 22 January 1924 - 2 October 1924
18. 16 May 1925 - 21 November 1925
19. 22 May 1926 - 7 July 1926
20. 1 July 1926 - 31 December 1926
21. 1 January 1927 - 30 June 1927
22. 22 July 1927 - 18 November 1927
23. 30 September 1927 - 14 December 1927
24. 12 May 1928 - 6 June 1928
25. 3 July 1928 - 28 September 1928
26. 16 January 1929 - 28 March 1929
27. April 1929 - 2 May 1929
28. 17 June 1929 - 28 August 1929
29. 26 September 1929 - 21 November 1929
30. 19 December 1929 - 18 March 1930
31. April - May 1930
32. May - 6 September 1930
33. September 1930 - January 1931
34. January 1931 - May 1931
35. May - June 1931
36. June - July 1931
37. July - October 1931
38. October - November 1931
39. November 1931 - April 1932
40. April - August 1932
41. August - December 1932
42. January - May 1933
43. May - September 1933
44. September - December 1933
45. January - May 1934
46. May - September 1934
47. October 1934 - January 1935
48. February - April 1935
49. May - August 1935
50. September - November 1935
51. December 1935 - February 1936
52. March - May 1936
53. June - September 1936
54. October - December 1936
55. January - March 1937
55a May - September 1937
[ex SRD/2/2-3]
56. January - March 1938
57. April - June 1938
58. July - September 1938
59. October - December 1938
60. January - March 1939
61. April - June 1939
62. July - August 1939
63. September - November 1939
[ex SRD/2/4]
64. September - December 1939
65. December 1939 - January 1940
66. March - April 1940
67. May - June 1940
68. July - September 1940
69. October - November 1940
70. December 1940 - March 1941
71. April - June 1941
72. July 1941 - February 1942
73. March - October 1942
74. November 1942 - June 1943

Ref: ABR/SE/12
ABR/SE/12: Correspondence files relating to specific matters.

1. Fuel and Lighting Order,1939
2. Ministry of Home Security and the Home Office, 1943-1946

3-24. Northern Division Water Supply
3. September 1933-September 1934
4. September 1934-January 1936
5. January - July 1936
6. July - September 1936
7. September 1936 - January 1937
8. January - February 1937
9. February - June 1937
10. June - October 1937
11. October - December 1937
12. December 1937 - March 1938
13. April - June 1938
14. June - July 1938
15. July - September 1938
16. September - November 1938
17. November - December 1938
18. January - May 1939
19. June - August 1939
20. September 1939 - January 1940
21. January - August 1940
22. September 1940 - June 1941
23. June 1941 - January 1942
24. February - December 1942

25-37 Borth Water Supply and Sewerage Scheme.
25. 1881 – 1905
26. 1911 (tenders)
27. 1911 (specifications)
28. 1912-13 (includes accounts and legal papers)
29. 1911-15 (includes legal papers, plans, reports; abstract of accounts and lists of paupers, 1910)
30. 1914-21
31. 1915
32. 1923-31.
33. 1930
34. 1932
35. 1932-33
36. 1933
37. Coast Protection Act 1949, Borth Works Schemeno. 1.

38. Water Supply at Llanfarian, Talybont and Cuwch Coch, 1901-2
39. Water correspondence file 1961-2
[ex SRD/2/166]
40. Correspondence with South Wales River Authority, 1964-73
[ex SRD/2/24]
41. Sewerage Schemes, mine shafts and mines, 1967-69
[ex SRD/2/172]

42-46 Electricity
42. "file no. 1", 1949-52
43. "file no. 2", 1956-62
44. "file no. 3", 1959-62
45. "file no. 4", 1959-61
46. Wayleave Agreement, 1958
[ex SRD/2/162]

47-48 Tynlechwedd path, footpaths, bridges and caravan site at Hafod Old Mansion
47. 1922
48. 1936-64

49. Glanyrafon farm, Llanilar, and general housingmemoranda, 1919-21
50. Agricultural workers' houses, 1943-44
51. Housing correspondence, 1957
[ex SRD/2/117]
52. Corporate Estates, 1948-52

53-58 Government Evacuation Scheme
53. 1939-41
[ex SRD/2/185]
54. 1941-44
55. 1941-44
56. Analysis of expenditure, 
[ex SRD/2/186]
57. Welsh Board of Health Sanctions, 1940-45
[ex SRD/2/187]
58. Record of journeys made by council motor van,
1944 [SRD/2/188)

59. Correspondence re telephones, 1956-62
[ex SRD/2/29]
60. Correspondence re Trade Effluents, Llanbadarn Fawr Industrial Estate, 1967-68
[ex SRD/2/189)

Ref: ABR/SE/13
ABR/SE/13: Records relating to legal agreements, council property, loans. 

1. Register of mortgages, Aberystwyth Union acting as a rural sanitary authority, 1881 - 1949 [ex SRD/2/279] 
2. Register of mortgages and transfers, 1949 - 1974
[ex CDD/ABR/538] 
3. Miscellaneous deeds, copy deeds and documents, 1884-1935
4. Agreement for placing wire rope over highway for agricultural purposes 1890
5. Lewis v. Rowlands; nuisance at Borth, 1900
6. Llanrhystud Haminiog parish: encroachments on commons, 1901-21
7. Miscellaneous papers re mortgages, 1902-39
8. Agreement for custody of an illegitimate child, 1923
9-10. Papers concerning a bill to empower Aberystwyth RDC to acquire Llyn y Pistyll reservoir, 1936-37 (2 files), and a copy of the Act, which received royal assent on 30 July 1937
[ex SRD/2/288] 
11. Papers re Penyllan footpath, Dolgellau RDC, 1937
12. Enquiry re pollution of the river Ystwyth by the Frongoch Mining Co. n.d. 
13. Register of assistance to private enterprise, 1924 - 29
14. Register of new houses to meet the general needs of the agricultural population, 1945
[ex SRD/21/280] 
15. Register of new dwellings provided under the Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1946, 1944 - 71
[ex CDD/ABR/498] 
16. Displacement Register, 1956-59
[ex SRD/2/282] 
17. Register of applications for qualification certificate where dwelling does not have all the standard amenities, 1972-74 (3 entries only) 
[ex SRD/2/281]

Ref: ABR/SE/14
ABR/SE/14: Byelaws. 

1. Commons Act 1899: Scheme for the Regulation and Management of Doldau Common, 1908
2. Prevention of Nuisances and Preservation of Order upon the Commmon, 1910
3. With respect to slaughter houses, 1927
4. Commons Act 1899: Byelaws with respect to Craig-y-Penrhyn Common, 1931
5. Commons Act 1899: Scheme for Regulation and Management of Craig-y-Penrhyn Common, 1931
6. Commons Act 1899: Scheme for Regulation and Management of Braich Garw Common, 1936
7. Commons Act 1899: Byelaws with respect to Braich Garw Common, 1936
8. With respect to Buildings, 1938
9. Building Byelaws made under the Public Health Act, (1936), 1954
10. Cardiganshire County Council Byelaws for the Good Rule and Government of the County, 1930
[ex SRD/2/34]

Ref: ABR/SE/15
ABR/SE/15: Licences. 

1. Registration under the Small Lotteries and Gaming Act, 1956, 1957 - 1964. 
[ex CDD/ABR/534] 
2. Register of Licences for Slaughter-men, 1960 - 1972. 
[ex CDD/ABR/528] 
3. Register of Licenses for building work, 1947 - 1951, 
[ex SRD/2/116] 
4. Register of factories, work-places and bakehouses, 1936 - 1966. 
[ex SRD/2/32]

Ref: ABR/SE/16
ABR/SE/16: Statutory instruments, printed reports and miscellaneous material. 

1. Local Government Act 1929, section 46. Amendment, 2 February 1934. County of Cardigan, rural districts. (2 copies)
[ex SRD/2/55] 
2. Extract from maps referred to in Cardiganshire review order, 1934. (map no. 1) 
[ex SRD/2/75] 
3. Statutory rules and orders [full list in box]. 
4. Local Government in England and Wales: submissions by Rural District Councils Association re the new district councils, May 1971. 
[ex SRD/2/56] 
5. Census 1971: Advance Analysis, Cardiganshire
[ex SRD/2/52] 
6. Digest of Welsh Statistics no. 14, 1967
[ex SRD/2/64] 
7. Cardiganshire County Council Planning Committee: draft report of survey and town plan of Aberystwyth, Autumn 1950. 
[ex SRD/2/51] 
8. Welsh Council Land Use Strategy, pilot report, 1970. 
9. The Mid-Wales Industrial Development Association, 'A review of population changes in Mid-Wales, 1901-1951' (not available for public inspection), November 1959. 
[ex SRD/2/57] 
10. The Mid-Wales Industrial Development Association: development in Mid-Wales, 16th and final report, 1972 - 1973. 
[ex SRD/2/58] 
11. Wales Rural Development Board, maps of proposed areas, 1967. 
[ex SRD/2/283] 
12. Reference book to North Wales Hydro-electric power scheme, n.d. 
13. Estimate of proposed livestock market at Cardigan, n.d. 
14. Scale of charges for vessels using Aberystwyth harbour, May 1950. 
15. Sale catalogue of the Nanteos Estate, for sale by auction, 1967. 
[ex SRD/2/67] 
16. National Association of parish councils publications. 
      1. Parish Councils 1957 - 1958. 
      2. Parish Councils: The partnership so far and annual report, 1958 - 1959. 
      3. Annual report, 1959 - I960. 
      4. The Parish Councils Review, 1959, 1961, 1962. 
17. Reports of the North West Wales River Board (1953), Gwynedd River Board (1954, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1963 and 1964) and Gwynedd River Authority (1965 and 1967). 
[ex SRD/2/38-45] 8 items
18. Sir Charles E Odgers, Construction of Deeds and Statutes (1946). 
[ex SRD/2/31] 
19. Rent and Mortgage Interest Restricts,(18th edition), 1940. 
20. Tide tables, Aberystwyth, 1961. 2 items

21 - 23. Cardiganshire County handbooks
21. n.d. "Cardiganshire, The County handbook", 2nd edn. 
22. 1969 - 1970
23. 1971 - 1972

24. National Farmers' Union, Cardiganshire County Branch year book, 1975
[ex SRD/53-54]


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