A. and R. Wehrle, pawnbrokers, Llanelli, Records

Scope and Content

Stocktaking account book, 1887-1960; account books of daily takings, 1933-1967; invoice book, 1940-1951; sale book, 1939-1976; book of declarations, 1931-1987; pawn tickets, 1880-1959; receipt book, 1986-1987; and pawn registers, 1924-1925, 1945-1958.

Administrative / Biographical History

A pawnbroker's had been established in Llanelli by Edwin Dutton in 1879. It was taken over in 1883 by Robert Wehrle (died 1910), originally from Germany. His sons, Albin (died 1954) and Robert (died 1961), took over the business, followed by his grandson, who retained the name A. and R. Wehrle adopted by his father and uncle. From about 1925, the pawnbroking side of the business declined and the sale of men's workwear became increasingly important.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr Wehrle, A. and R Wehrle, 36 Station Road, Llanelli, Dyfed, 1989, 1995.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the list is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

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