Georges Sykes, Papers

Scope and Content

Georges Sykes papers comprising of printed plan marked to show allotments.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cardiff County Borough Council adopted the Allotments Act 1887 on its formation in 1889 and placed the function under the Parks, Open Spaces and Allotments Committee, later the Parks and Open Spaces Committee. Land for allotments was found on Wedal farm, and at Sloper Road and Leckwith Road during the 1890s and further land was acquired after about 1905. The map was used by George Sykes for entomological research


Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions Governing Access

No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by a private individual, 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.


Accruals are possible.

Related Material

Minutes of the Open Spaces and Parks Department of Cardiff County Borough Council (1889-1974) provide evidence on the administration of allotments shown on the plan. A duplicate of the plan and papers of George Sykes are held in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth