Aberthaw and Bristol Channel Portland Cement Company, Records

Scope and Content

Aberthaw and Bristol Channel Portland Cement Company records comprising of papers; plans; description of works; prospectus; offer for shares certificate and results of tests, 1914-1932

Administrative / Biographical History

The company was established under prospectus 1912. The first directors were John W Beynon, director of the Rhymney Railway Co and The Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co; Sydney H Byass, director of the Port Talbot Railway and Docks Co; E Reginald Moxey, director of the Taff Vale Railway Co; PW Tolhurst, a civil engineer, and former managing director of Messrs Tolhurst & Sons Ltd, cement manufacturers, Gravesend, Kent; and Oliver H Valpy, Sloane Square, London. The cement works were constructed in 1913-14 by the Aberthaw and Bristol Channel Portland Cement Co Ltd and established a reputation for high quality cement manufacture. Descriptions and illustrations of the works are given in D116/1, 2.

Arrangement

Aberthaw and Bristol Channel Portland Cement Company records arranged by item

Conditions Governing Access

No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Cornwall County Records Office, 2002

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals

Accruals are possible