Rhyd Stores, Talwrn, Papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 221 WDAL
  • Alternative Id.
      GB 221 WDAL/1 - 846
  • Dates of Creation
      1826 - 1975
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Cymraeg
  • Physical Description
      0.296 cubic metres (846 items)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Rhyd Stores, Evan R. Thomas and his family, and John Prichard and his family, Anglesey, 1826 - 1975, including bills, 1906 - 1971; account books, 1886 - 1929; stock books, 1913 - 1944; price lists, [1900] - 1933; trade protection circulars, 1923 - 1925; advertisements, [1900] - 1931; correspondence, 1924 - 1970; miscellaneous, 1926 - 1969; magazines, [1900] - 1969; school and university papers, 1910 - 1929; Edward Jones papers, 1858 - 1890; and musical papers, [1900] - 1975.

Administrative / Biographical History

Evan R.Thomas was the tenant of Bodeilio from 1843 to 1845, followed by his son, John Rice Thomas. Hugh Owen was the nephew of John Rice Thomas and worked for him as a labourer and general amanuensis. He married Jane,the daughter of William and Elizabeth Jones of Rhyd. Rhyd was initially leased and then bought by Elizabeth Jones to provide for herself and her family when her elderly husband became incapable of supporting them in their farm, Nant Uchaf, Llaneugrad. Elizabeth Jones died in 1908, leaving Siop y Rhyd to her daughter, Jane, who died in 1947. Jane left the shop to her two daughters, Elsie and Gwyneth. The material in the Rhyd papers regarding the family of Bodeilio was taken to Rhyd by Hugh Owen.


Arranged into the following: business papers, Rhyd Stores; papers of school and college of Elsie and Gwyneth Owen; photographs; books; Siloam Annibynwyr Sunday school; in memoriam cards and order of services; magazines; newspapers; music; programmes; papers relating to erection of two new houses at Rhyd; registers of electors; papers regarding Fferam Gorniog; notebooks and papers of Edward Jones, Nant Uchaf, Llaneugrad; bundle of reports and handbooks regarding Welsh Independents; miscellaneous; additional Rhyd Papers; business papers regarding Rhyd Stores; account books; stock books; price lists; advertisements, etc.; trade protection circulars; correspondence; and miscellaneous.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit., 1979 and 1982.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Catalogue, Rhyd Stores papers.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers are Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Hughes and Thomas family, Talwrn, papers.


Benwell, G.A. & R.M., 'The Ring and the Book', Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society, (2001), pp. 31 - 41.