War Relics Exhibition Papers

Scope and Content

Comprises papers relating to the war relics exhibition, Menai Bridge, 1955. Includes photographs, correspondence, cuttings and visitors' book etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

In August 1955 a four-day war relics exhibition was organised by the local branch of the British Legion at Menai Bridge, Anglesey, north Wales. Relics of seven wars dating from Napoleonic times were assembled which were regarded so highly that it was reported in the North Wales Chronicle that Legion members took turns to sleep at the venue to guard the collection at night.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, May 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 25787-25794

Conditions Governing Use

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