Penmorfa School Protest Papers

Scope and Content

A collection of typed copies of correspondence and a petition, relating to the 1926-1927 protest against attempts to partly close Penmorfa School near Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

Caernarfon Local Education Authority in 1926 passed a resolution to transfer Standard II and upwards from Penmorfa School to Tremadoc Council School. This resulted in vigorous protests, an appeal to the M.P. for Caernarfonshire and an eventual compromise.

In 1944 the future of Penmorfa School was again placed in jeopardy as a result of the Education Act of that year and its application by the L.E.A.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Bob Owen, Croesor in May 1946.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, July 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 5782

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

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