Port Talbot Eastern School Records

Scope and Content

Log books, 1868-1974; admission registers, 1904-1961; weekly summary attendance registers, 1947-1950; returns to Board of Education, 1918-1958; HMI reports, 1923-1957; departmental reports, 1919-1952; staff salary records, 1917-1959; financial records, 1957-1959; records relating to school events, 1965-1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

Port Talbot Eastern School was opened as Margam Copper Works School in the 19th century. It was renamed in 1902. The actor Richard Burton (1925-1984) attended the school in the 1930s.


Arranged chronologically into: Log books; Admission registers; Weekly summary attendence registers; Returns to Board of Education; HMI reports; Departmental reports; Staff salaries and wages; Financial records; School events; Historical; Richard Burton.

Access Information

Items under 100 years old containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Education, Primary Schools, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are possible

Geographical Names