Copy Photograph: Newborough Mat Makers

Scope and Content

COPY PHOTOGRAPH: Newborough Mat Makers, [c. 1914].

[See Anglesey Antiquarian Society Transactions 1956 p.22 for details]

Administrative / Biographical History

Newborough Mat Makers Association, Niwbwrch, Anglesey, was active between 1913 and 1940. Newborough (Niwbwrch) had a long history as a centre for the manufacture of rush mats, active since 1750, using the marram grass growing on sand dunes to the west of the village; the mats were used to cover hay-stacks. The industry had declined in the late 19th century, and in 1913 the Association was formed as a cooperative to make and sell the mats, at the instigation of Col. Stapleton Cotton of Llanfair Pwllgwyn; previously, the mats had been bartered with local shopkeepers for goods, leaving the shopkeepers to transport and sell them further afield. By the 1930s, demand for the hay-stack covers was falling, and the industry disappeared shortly afterwards.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit


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Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Amanda Sweet for Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.


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