Papers relating to the Great Western Railway accumulated by Mr A.V. Clements between 1910 and 1955

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Papers relating to the Great Western Railway accumulated by Mr A.V. Clements between 1910 and 1955
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Language of Materials note

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains various records relating to the Great Western Railway in the Monmouthshire/Gwent area including; Plans of lines, Circulars sent out to staff of G.W.R., Correspondence, and other records which detail the operation of the railway.

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Arrangement note

The collection has been arranged into the following series'; Correspondence, Circulars and Notices, Maps and Plans, and Miscellaneous.

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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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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Please also see MISCMSS 1013-1029, an earlier deposit.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Railways--Wales--Monmouthshire; Monmouthshire (Wales)--Maps;

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy catalogue is available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

 D6035/1/1-4 Correspondence Early 20th century-Mid 20th century 

 D6035/1/1 Letter from Divisional Superintendent's Office relating to the issue of Privelage Tickets Orders being issued to Charwomen - and particularly whether recipients are entitled to them. 4 Nov 1914 

 D6035/1/2 Letter from Divisional Superintendent's Office, Newport, relating to an application for an increase in staff salaries. 18 Nov 1938 

 D6035/1/3 Letter from Arthur Pritchard of Swindon to a Mr Clements relating to the history of railways and industry in Monmouthshire, including details of those employed as Station Masters at Pontypool Road, and Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway. 14 Nov 1947 

 D6035/1/4 Letter from Arthur Pritchard of Swindon to a Mr Clements providing details on the history of the railways and local industry within the Monmouthshire area. with a particular focus on employees within both sector. 21 Feb 1955 

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 D6035/2/1-20 Circulars and Notices Early 20th century 

 D6035/2/1 Circular No. 470 - Instructions as to the Receipt and Remittance of Goods Cash at all Stations 1 Jul 1904 

 D6035/2/2 Circular No. 1584 - Disposal of Salvage Jun 1905 

 D6035/2/3 Circular No. 1814 - General Instructions for Working Agricultural Show Traffic 15 Feb 1909 

 D6035/2/4 Circular No. 1835 - Conveyance of Motor Vehicles by Rail Mar 1909 

 D6035/2/5 Circular No. 1840 - Consignment and Note and Way; Bill for Livestock by Passenger Train or other Similar Service Mar 1909 

 D6035/2/6 Circular No. 1987 - Season Tickets 27 Oct 1910 

 D6035/2/7 Circular No. 1993 - New System for Dealing with "To Pay" Local Parcels Traffic under 2 CWT 1 Dec 1910 

 D6035/2/8 Circular No. 2218 - Conveyance of Stores for the Company's Use, and Coal For Sale to the Company's Staff 1 Nov 1911 

 D6035/2/9 Circular No. 2284 - Arrangements for the Sale of the Great Western Railway Magazine at Stations Also attached: Circular No. 3060 - Obtaining Evidence of Witnesses in Connection with Accidents 1 May 1912, Aug 1912 

 D6035/2/10 Circular No. 2286 - Accident Assurance 11 May 1912 

 D6035/2/11 Circular No. 3035 - Regulations Bearing Upon Claims on Coaching Traffic, Disposal of Consignments, Salvage etc. 1 Jun 1912 

 D6035/2/12 Circular No. 1167 (Revised) - Instructions to Station Masters and all others Concerned as to Cleansing and Disinfecting Horse Boxes and Passenger Fitted Cattle Vans Sep 1912 

 D6035/2/13 Circular No. 2326 - Privelage Tickets Also attached: Circular No. 3119 - Villages and Other Places Adjacent at Great Western Railway, and Served by Company's Road Motor Cars, or Country Carrier Acting as G.W. Co's Agent. 1 Feb 1913 

 D6035/2/14 Circular No. 3116 - Parcels for Pontardawe Apr 1913 

 D6035/2/15 Circular No. 3214 - Hampers for Parcels Traffic Mar 1914 

 D6035/2/16 Circular No. 3230 - Instructions to be Observed in Dealing with the Receipt, Storage, and Delivery of Articles Deposited in Cloak Rooms Apr 1914 

 D6035/2/16 Circular No. 3374 - Extension of Local Stamp and Docket System to R.C.H. Parcel Traffic 29 Jun 1915 

 D6035/2/17 Circular No. 3379 - Adjustments on Parcels and Miscellaneous Traffic Between Controlled Companies 17 Jul 1915 

 D6035/2/18 Circular No. 3388 - Lost Season Tickets Also attached: Letter relating to the issue of Privelage Tickets to temporary staff, dated 9 Nov 1914. Sep 1915, Nov 1914 

 D6035/2/19 Circular No. 2279 (Re-issue of) - Special Police Department 23 Nov 1915 

 D6035/2/20 Notice No. 610 - British Railways (Western Region) - Abertillery - Taking out of Use Goods Signal Box No Date  

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 D6035/3/1-5 Maps and Plans [20th century] 

 D6035/3/1 Plan of Railway at Pontypool showing layout between Panteg, Pontypool Road, Pontypool Crane Street, and Pontypool Clarence Street Stations (not to scale) No Date 

 D6035/3/2 Plan of layout between Newport West Maindee Junction North and Lliswerry Crossing No Date 

 D6035/3/3 Diagram showing position of morning of Thursday May 28th 1931 after heavy thunderstorm during the night. May 1931 

 D6035/3/4 Sketch Plan of Severn Tunnel Junction (not to scale) No Date  

 D6035/3/3 Plan of Barry Docks No Date  

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 D6035/4/1-13 Further records relating to the G.W.R. 20th century 

 D6035/4/1 Great Western Railway - New Track Circuits at Llantarnam Junction 23 Nov 1915 

 D6035/4/2 Proposed Widows and Orphan's Fund for Salaried Staff of G.W.R. - provides details of the scheme including contributions and benefits. 22 Dec 1921 

 D6035/4/3 Rates of Pay of G.W.R. Staff Jul 1927 

 D6035/4/4 Statement of Passenger, Parcels and Miscellaneous Traffic at Pontypool Road Station 1951-1952 

 D6035/4/5 Appeal from the Station Master's Office, Pontypool Road, for the re-classification of Assistant Station Master's post, Pontypool Road. 24 Mar 1952 

 D6035/4/6 Particulars of Duties of Assistant Station Master at Pontypool Road, from the Station Master's Office, Pontypool Road. 11 Sep 1952 

 D6035/4/7 Proceedings of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Railways and Docks Lecture and Debating Society, 1954-1955, "The Severn Tunnel and its Pumping Engines", by T.C. Stephens (Manager, Severn Tunnel Pumping Station, Sudbrook), read at the meeting on 8 February 1955. 1955 

 D6035/2/8 British Railways Western Operating Area - Point to point times for express Passenger trains, Paddington and Swansea Jan 1956 

 D6035/4/9 Speed of trains through junctions and at other specified places - Monmouthshire area No Date  

 D6035/4/10 Details of maximum loads for branch freight trains and authorised shunting engines No Date  

 D6035/4/11 Mileages and signal boxes - Newport Division No Date  

 D6035/4/12 List of signal boxes No Date 

 D6035/4/13 Train timetables (x3) No Date  

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