Caernarfon Library Collection

Scope and Content

Caernarfon Town Library collection, comprising: miscellaneous papers, 1940-1971; abattoir, 1959-1960; Aber Bridge, 1953-1975; Aberdaron, 1915-1928; 'B' miscellaneous, 1839-1980; Caernarfon: general, 1904-1981; Caernarfon: buildings and places, 1822-1969; Caernarfon Castle exterior, 1911-1967; Caernarfon: Corporation Ferry Bill 1954, 1953-1954; Caernarfon: corporation selection, 1886-1961; Caernarfon: religion, 1884-1968; Caernarfon: Eisteddfod 1959, 1958-1960; Caernarfon heritage, 1956-1963; Caernarfon: musicians, 1913-1979; Caernarfon: streets, 1954; Cardiff, 1952-1955; council (town and county), 1927-1966; council office, 1959-1960; crafts, 1945-1960, gaols, 1932-1976, dogs,1960-1986 ; 'D' miscellaneous, 1958-1978; 'E' miscellaneous, 1934-1974; Eisteddfod Frenhinol Caernarfon, 1979; elections, 1859-1967; Snowdonia, 1982; posters, 1875-1962; exhibitions, 1949-1972; 'F' miscellaneous, 1953-1960; Ferodo works, 1961; Freedom of Borough, 1908-1972; 'G' miscellaneous, 1940-1973; grammar school, 1939-1972; Ifor Bowen Griffith, 1990; Guild Hall, 1960-1961; 'H' miscellaneous, 1874-1968; 'I' miscellaneous, 1966-1968; installation, 1902; investures, 1911, 1958-1969; 'J' miscellaneous, 1957-1982; 'L' and 'Ll' miscellaneous, 1921-1968; David Lloyd George, 1904-1947; Llanberis, 1945-1970; 'M' miscellaneous, 1945-1976; mayors' luncheon, 1901-1981; memorial and religious services, 1842-1959;'N' miscellaneous, 1967; Nant Gwrtheyrn, 1972-1987; nuclear power, 1985-1988;'O' miscellaneous, 1855-1968; old peoples' week, 1953-1960; 'P' miscellaneous, 1906-1960; Pan-Celtic essay winners, 1960-1965; programmes, 1890-1965; public enquiries, 1959-1960; Pwllheli, 1914-1955; 'R' miscellaneous, 1845-1965; Radio Caernarfon, 1945-1961; personalities; Red Dragon flag, 1922-1953; Caernarfon Repertory Company, 1951-1960; royal visits, 1838-1963; Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, 1952; R.W.F. Museum, 1960; 'S' miscellaneous, 1885-1966; scouts and guides, 1959-1960; Segontium schools, 1957-1960; ships; sports; Sunday opening, 1957-1961; 'T' miscellaneous, 1958-1979; traders adverts, 1958; Tryweryn, 1957; 'U' miscellaneous, 1895-1960; unidentified, [1927]-1985; 'V' miscellaneous, 1957; views of Caernarfon; visitors, 1959-1960; Hugh Macklin posters; 'W' miscellaneous, 1932-1989; albums, 1823-1953; and maps; and photographs, prints and postcards [no date].

Administrative / Biographical History

Caernarfon Town Library, Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire, was opened in 1884 by the Borough of Caernarfon. It was later supplemented by Caernarfonshire County Library. In 1994, the two libraries were merged to form Caernarfon Public Library. The Town Library accumulated a collection of newspaper cuttings on various subjects, programmes, official souvenirs, booklets, photographs, postcards, prints and maps relating to the town and county of Caernarfon dating from the early nineteenth century up to 1900.


Arranged by type and broadly by subject, alphabetically.

Access Information

No restrictions


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Caernarfon Library Collection.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

See also Caernarfon Archives, County Library collection, XM/2641.