Conway & Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board Records

Scope and Content

Large collection of records from the CCBJWSB and the Conwy Valley Water Board including information on water levels, engineering work, water works and financial records of the CVWB.

[N.B. See also CD1: Welsh Water]

Administrative / Biographical History

T. B. Farrington & Son, Conwy and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Board (The Colwyd Board).

The engineer to the Colwyd Board was always the Principal of T. B. Farrington & Son except for 1957-1965 when the firm was absorbed by C. J. Lomax & Son of Manchester whose representative was Mr. Campbell.

Engineers: Clerks to the Board:

Thomas Booth Farrington 1891-1915* T. E. Parry 1891-1912*

Charles Frederick Farrington 1915-1939* Robert Jones 1912-1918*

Edward Oliver Jones 1939-1954 James Porter 1919-1940

Robert Halley Owen 1954-1957* R. Glynne Jones 1941-1959*

Joseph McLeod Campbell 1957-1965 Alec Gordon Jones 1960-1965


* = Died in office.

a) From 1918 onwards the Clerk's function was associated with the Conwy firm of Solicitors, Porter & Co.

b) E. Oliver Jones joined T. B. Farrington as a pupil following service in the Boer War. He was reputed to have been about 80 when prevailed upon to retire.

c) Alec Gordon Jones was never confirmed as Clerk to the Board and referred to as the Acting Clerk.

d) J. M. Campbell became Engineer and Manager to the Conwy Valley Water Board in 1965 and the long association between the Farrington practice and the area ended.

Access Information

This collection is open for research. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Conwy Archives will advise where this is the case. For details and opening hours see