Miscellaneous Records from the “South Wales Argus” Newspaper

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
South Wales Argus.
Miscellaneous Records from the “South Wales Argus” Newspaper
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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains: an Index to South Wales Argus, c.1920-1946 (1 vol.); Chemist's Account Book, Newport, 1856-1861; Newspaper cuttings re. Severn Bridge/crossing, 1929-1966.

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Arrangement note

The collection has been arranged into the following series: Severn Bridge; Miscellaneous reports relating to the Severn Bridge; Chemist's Account Book

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

Conditions Governing Access note

Usual conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright conditions apply.

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Appraisal note

All records have been retained.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Miscellaneous Papers-Monmouthshire

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy catalogue is available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

 D3689/1 Index to “South Wales Argus” Newspaper (Manuscript volume, mainly covering the dates 1920-1946, but with a few earlier and later entries). Subjects indexed (in addition to many entries for specific people and places) include: Accidents Rescues Births (triplets etc.) River Usk Churches River Wye Consuls Roads Drama Roll of Honour (Newport) Education Schools Eisteddfodau Sport Fires Sunday Trading Housing Tramways Industries Transporter Bridge Inventions Tuberculosis Lundy Island Unemployment Murders War memorials Music & musicians Waterworks Official Reports Welsh Language Opera YMCA c. 1920-1946  

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 D3689/2-3 Severn Bridge 1929-1966 

 D3689/2 Photocopies of newspaper cuttings (mainly from the “South Wales Argus”) relating to the Severn Bridge/crossing 1929-1966 

 D3689/3/1  Special newspaper supplements marking the Official opening of the Severn Bridge: South Wales Argus 8 Sep 1966 

 D3689/3/2 Western Mail 8 Sep 1966 

 D3689/3/3 Financial Times 8 Sep 1966 

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 D3689/4/1-17 Miscellaneous Reports (etc.) relating to the Severn Bridge, 1846-1955 or later 19th century-20th century 

 D3689/4/1 “The Admiralty and the Projected Bridge across the Severn at the Old or Aust Passage.” Report of James Walker, F.R.S. (Octavius Morgan’s copy) 1846  

 D3689/4/2 Severn Bridge Bill (“A Bill to Provide for the Construction and maintenance of a bridge across the River Severn with approach roads in connection therewith; to constitute a Joint Committee for the control and management of such bridge; and for other purposes.”) 1935-1936 

 D3689/4/3 “Proposed Road Bridge over the River Severn”. Preliminary Report (Copy). Mott, Hay & Anderson. Aug 1935  

 D3689/4/4 Petition of the Newport Corporation against the Severn Bridge. 1935-1936 

 D3689/4/5 Monmouthshire County Council, 20 Nov. 1935. Promotion of Severn Bridge Bill: First Resolution of Council. 1935 

 D3689/4/6 Monmouthshire County Council: Report of Clerk of Council to Severn Bridge Committee. 1942 

 D3689/4/7 “Severn Bridge Wind Tunnel Tests. Aerodynamic Research on Suspension Bridges.” (A Press Release from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research). 1948 

 D3689/4/8 “Resources for the Roads”. British Road Federation Booklet. 1954 

 D3689/4/9 “Loans for the Roads”. British Road Federation Booket. c. 1954 

 D3689/4/10 “New Roads for Old”. Roads Campaign Council Booklet c. 1955 c.1955 

 D3689/4/11 “The Severn Bridge and the South Wales Road Plan”. Booklet [c.1952] 

 D3689/4/12 Monmouthshire County Council, Minutes and Reports of Severn Bridge Committee Sept 1954  

 D3689/4/13  Outline of Scheme for the Construction of Bridges Crossing the Rivers Severn and Wye, and 17 miles of Approach Roads. (County Surveyors and Treasurers of Glamorgan, Monmouth and Gloucester.)  1955 

 D3689/4/14 Monmouthshire Federation of Trades and Labour Councils, Memorandum: “Should a Severn Bridge be constructed upon a Toll Basis? 1955 

 D3689/4/15  Plan of Severn Bridge Approach Roads. [20th century] 

 D3689/4/16  Plan of Severn Bridge Approach Roads. [20th century] 

 D3689/4/17 Historical note (1 page, typescript) re Severn Railway Bridge [20th century] 

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 D3689/5 Chemist’s Account Book 1856-1861 

 D3689/5 Sales day book of unnamed Chemist(?) in Newport area (Customers include: Uskside Iron Co. Ltd., Rhymney Iron Co., Thos. Spittle, Newport Dock Co., Isca Foundry.) 1856-1861 

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