Scope and Content

Papers of T. M. Haydn Rees, 1898-1995, relating to the Royal Commission on the Constitution, 1969-1973; the Welsh Council, 1968-1979; the Welsh Arts Council, 1953-1991, and the North Wales Arts Association, 1972-1990; the Welsh Counties Committee, 1968-1989; Flintshire and Clwyd County Councils, [1940s]-1990, including Theatr Clwyd, 1976-1988; the Welsh National Water Development Authority, the Welsh Water Authority and related bodies, 1967-1988; BSC (Industry) Ltd and Deeside Enterprise Trust, 1975-1992; printed matter, 1898-1982; miscellaneous and personal items, 1969-1990; and items relating to the death of T. M. Haydn Rees, 1995.

Administrative / Biographical History

T. M. (Thomas Morgan) Haydn Rees (1915-1995) was an administrator, eventually becoming Chief Executive of Clwyd County Council. He was born at Gorseinon, Glamorgan, and attended Swansea Business College. He was appointed assistant solicitor to Flintshire County Council in 1948, and county clerk in 1967. He became Chief Executive of the newly-formed Clwyd County Council from 1974, until his retirement in 1977. He was also an assistant commissioner of the Royal Commission on the Constitution, 1969-1973, a member of the Welsh Arts Council, 1968-1977, chairman of the Welsh Water Authority, 1977-1982, a member of the National Water Council, 1977-1982, honorary secretary of the Welsh Counties Committee, 1968-1977, clerk of the North Wales Police Authority, 1966-1977, a member of BSC (Industry) Ltd, 1979-1983, and chairman of the New Jobs Team Shotton Steelworks, later Deeside Enterprise Trust, from 1977. He married Marion Beer in 1941 and had one daughter. He died on 28 October 1995 in Mold, Flintshire.


Arranged into the following groups: Royal Commission on the Constitution; Welsh Council; Welsh Arts Council; Welsh Counties Committee; Flintshire/Clwyd County Council; Welsh National Water Development Authority/Welsh Water Authority; BCS (Industry) Ltd/Deeside Enterprise Trust; and miscellaneous.

Access Information

Not to be viewed without the permission of the depositor's family. Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by T. M. Haydn Rees, Mold, 1977, 1983, 1990.


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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, T. M. Haydn Rees MSS; The Independent, 1 November 1995, p. 16.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project, updated by Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, T. M. Haydn Rees MSS; The Independent, 1 November 1995, p. 16.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

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Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Further accruals are awaiting cataloguing

Related Material

Further records are in Flintshire Record Office, Clwyd County Council; National Library of Wales, Welsh Arts Council Archives; Caernarfon Record Office, XD90.

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