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Hywel Watkins, Dinas School Collection



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IDENTITY STATEMENT 
Reference Code: HW
Title: Hywel Watkins, Dinas Secondary School
Date(s): 1929–1977  
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: One box (0.0198 cubic metres)  
Creators: BROOK, J; CAMERON, Glynnis. H.; CARR, A.J.H.; DAVIES, D.A.; DAVIES, Elwyn; DAVIES, J.O.; DAVIES, M.H.; EDWARDS, Lewis; 
ELLIS, Betty; EVANS, Glyn; FLEMMING, G.H.; 
HENRY-JONES, J.; HUGHES, J.C.; HUGHES, Olwen; JAMES, Margaret; JONES, K.A.; JONES, Leslie; JONES, Samuel; JONES, W.Z.; LEWIS, J.; LEWIS, Nellie G.; Rev LLOYD-THOMAS, J.M.; MORGAN, Elystan; PHILLIPS, Richard; PILE, W.D.; ROUTH, D.A.; SAUNDERS-DAVIES, D.; THOMAS, B.B.; TREFOR-LLOYD, J.;  WATKINS, Hywel; WILLIAMS, Gwyn; WILLIAMS, Patricia; WILLIAMS, S.Y.; WILLIAMS, Timothy.       

CONTEXT
Administrative/Bibliographical history: Dinas Secondary School was opened on 7 September 1948 in the wake of the Butler Education Act of 1944 and as part of the Local Education Authority’s scheme for reorganization in the Aberystwyth area. Housed at the old Alexandra Road elementary school in the centre of Aberystwyth town, it started with 341 pupils and had a staff of 15 fulltime teachers under the headmaster, Hywel Watkins. The inadequacies of the original Alexandra Road site led to the new Dinas School building being opened on the Waun site in September 1955 with 423 pupils. In 1973 extensions were made to the school buildings, and in 1975 Dinas school became Penglais Comprehensive School as it remains today.  

CONTENT
Scope and Content/Abstract: The collection is composed of several items relating to Dinas Secondary School and/or Hywel Watkins’s headship; also includes numerous items relating to generic matters of education
Accruals: No further accruals expected

ACCESS AND USE:
Language: English; Welsh
System of arrangement: Fonds is divided into four series: HW/1 Dinas; HW/2 Education in Wales; HW/3 Ministry of Education; HW/4 Other Items (Misc.) 
Conditions governing access: Restrictions may apply to certain material in compliance with the Data Protection Act, 1998
Conditions governing reproduction: Ceredigion Archives reserves the right to determine, on conservation and preservation grounds, whether an item is suitable for any form of copying. Usual copyright restrictions also apply
  
ALLIED MATERIALS
Related material: Also held by Ceredigion Archives: Governors' Minute Book, 1948-1949 and School Prospectus see ADX/320/38. Also hold records relating to Ardwyn (Penweddig) County School which may be of interest: Local Managers’ Minute Book, 1945-1949; Register of Fees, 1941-1949; School Plans, see CDC/A/1/136-138 & CDC/A/7/2; School books of Prof. Lloyd, 1899-1929, see ADX/19; Photographic plates of school sports team, 1955, see ADX/49; photograph of Ardwyn School building, see ADX/64/17-18; notebooks of Eleanor J. Edwards, 1901-1910, see ADX/155; Receipt for fees, 1922, see ADX/214; School handbook, see ADX/320/39.        

DESCRIPTION NOTES
Archivist’s note: Compiled by Glyn Hughes, trainee archivist 2006/2007.   
Rules or convention: In compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.  
Date(s) of descriptions: March – May, 2007
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