W. Trefor Owen, Old Colwyn Collection

Scope and Content

A varied collection of papers, postcards and photographs, consisting of : 

  • Receipts belonging to Ellen Davidson and W. R. Williams; the will of Robert Owen of Plas Isaf, Llangernyw, Denbighshire and papers relating to certain county court proceedings in a suit of ejectment concerning the Baptist Chapel and abutting buildings at Llanfair Talhaearn, Denbighshire.
  • An 1888 dance card of the Primrose League's Dance at the Assembly Room, Royal Sportsman Hotel, Caernarfon.
  • A collection of picture postcards, 1900-1922, of scenes in north Wales mostly, such as Conwy Castle and Kinmel Hall. Also views of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire and Piccadilly Circus, London.
  • Illuminated texts with mottoes for 1929 and 1930, published by the English Wesleyan Sunday School, Old Colwyn and a humorous anecdote.
  • Photographs of Cymdeithasfa M.C. Cemais, 1914; David Lloyd George at the Liberal Club, Caernarfon with Mr Evans the Headmaster of Caernarfon Grammar School c. 1930; two ladies feeding pigeons in an unknown square, late 19th century - early 20th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

No biographical information was available regarding W. Trefor Owen of Old Colwyn at time of compilation of description.


Items received at different occasions and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts . There is no apparent system of arrangement.

Access Information

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr W.Trefor Owen of Old Colwyn, Denbighshire.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level typescript catalogues are available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 25725, 25783, 26250, 26261, 29363-29396, 31488-31509

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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