Collection relating to Harry Barker and Family's Holidays in Wales

Scope and Content

including a diary and photograph albums mainly of the Ty'n-y-coed area near Caerdeon between Bontddu and Barmouth.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harry Baker, an analytical chemist from Runcorn, his wife Polly and their four children, born between 1890 and 1900 spent Summer holidays at Ty'n-y-coed on several occasions after 1900. The later diary and photographs relate to a sentimental visit made in 1914, when the children were almost adults and the shadow of the First World War may already be evident.

Access Information

This collection is open for research. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Gwynedd Archives will advise where this is the case. For details and opening hours see

Custodial History

The donor is a relation of the family.