Papers of the Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes

Scope and Content

Messrs Parry & Sons, Minerva Printing Works, business records, 1946-1966, and correspondence, 1906-1971; printed matter relating to Caernarfonshire chapels and Churches, 1928-1971, including annual reports, 1928-1971, and programmes and posters for various services, 1932-1971; tickets, posters and programmes for Caernarfonshire social events including eisteddfodau, concerts, cinemas, dances and dramas, 1908-1970, and for agricultural shows, carnivals, fairs and Sheep Dog Trials, 1932-1969; programmes and other items for sporting events, 1932-1968, and clubs and societies, 1937-1974; cards, 1938-1973; note headed paper, [20th century]; election leaflets, 1949-1967; parish council papers, 1931-1964; miscellaneous printed items, 1931-1968; and County School, Penygroes, Old Pupils Association records, 1899-1948.

Administrative / Biographical History

Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes, Caernarfonshire, was operated by Messrs Parry & Sons. The company produced ephemera such as programmes, posters and tickets for various organisations and events, mostly in Caernarfonshire. Austin Lloyd Parry, one of the proprietors, was an organiser of County School, Penygroes, Old Pupils Association.


Arranged into the following: religion; social events; shows; Sheep Dog Trials; sports; clubs and societies; booklets; cards; note headed paper; verses; sales of works; elections; parish councils; miscellaneous forms; business papers of Minerva Printing Works; correspondence; and Austin Lloyd Parry.

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Argraffdy 'Minerva', Penygroes/Papers of the Minerva Printing Works, Penygroes, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

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All records have been retained


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