Harold Hurley of Foel Farm, Llangynwyd, Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises Western Welsh Omnibus Company Limited, long service certificates for Harold Hurley, 1954, Howell Morgan, 1963 and Evan Edward Evans, 1965; log book of Ty Derwen Junior School, Maesteg, 1911-1961.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harold Hurley, Howell Morgan and Evan Edward Evans were all employed by Western Welsh Omnibus Company Limited, and were all related. Howell Morgan's mother was the sister of Evan Edward Evans. The actual relationship with Harold Hurley is unclear. All three worked as bus drivers at the Bridgend depot.

The family were descended from the Evans family of Foel Farm, Llangynwyd, and William Hopkin, the lover of the maid of Cefn Ydfa. Howell Morgan, his mother, father and brother are interred in the grave of William Hopkin. Evan Edward Evans is interred in the Foel family grave close by. On the deaths of Howell Morgan and Evan Edward Evans, the family home was left to Harold Hurley.

After working as a bus driver for the Western Welsh Omnibus Company for many years, Harold Hurley left and became an attendance officer with Glamorgan County Council.


Harold Hurley of Foel Farm, Llangynwyd Collection arranged by item

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Llynfi Valley Historical Society

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rhian Phillips for the Glamorgan Archives.

Appraisal Information

All records offered have been accepted and listed

Custodial History

It was after the decease of the Hurley family that the long service certificates and the log book for Ty Derwen School were found by the new owner, who handed them to the Llynfi Valley Historical Society. The Society transcribed the log book prior to depositing it with the Record Office.


Accruals are possible.

Related Material

For further records of Ty Derwen School, Maesteg, see EM53