Course Photographs of the Gwydyr Forester Training School

Scope and Content

Annual record made by Forestry Commision. All the students pictured are named. The series is complete apart from Course 9, in 1954 - 1956.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Forestry commission ran training courses for foresters between 1948 - 1969, when the school was closed. It was situated on the A5 between Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed, on the site where an army camp was later established.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Photographic prints

Custodial History

When the school closed the photographs were sent to Forestry Commission Headquarters, and subsequently to the Dean Management Training Centre, with a view to being included in a proposed, published history of the Forester Training Schools in 2000 - 2001

Related Material

See also CX236 for newsletter about retired Forestry Commission employees.