A. W. McKinty of Cardiff, Collection

Scope and Content

Bertie Westaway, Postman of Cardiff, papers:

Personal papers, comprising correspondence relating to joining Territorial Forces (1914) and a note appointing him to a position in the Post Office, Cardiff (1922), photograph and reminiscences.

Newscuttings, catalogues, extract from council minutes and photographs relating to artist Christopher Williams of Maesteg; Photograph and sketch of the life of Morgan Edmunds from 'The Sub-Postmaster';

Photographs and miscellaneous papers relating to Bridgend Boys School and Hengoed Council School;

Deeds, maps and plans about armed forces;

6 photographs of Cathays Presbyterian Church;

Newscuttings and ephemera of Barry Musical Festival, 1965;

Newspaper cuttings of articles and reports written by Alex McKinty on sporting events in Barry taken from the 'Cardiff Times';

Barry Boys' County School including School magazines and sports programmes, 1946-1949;

Glamorgan Education Committee County Intermediate and Secondary Schools Entrance Examination papers, 2 Apr 1946;

Photographs of James McKinty, 1947-1970;

Photograph of Cathays Presbytarian Church committee members.

Administrative / Biographical History

AW McKinty attended Barry Boys' County School. Like his father James (1903-1977) he became a journalist writing for the Western Mail and South Wales Echo.

The collection was assembled through family connections and acquaintances.


Chronological within record series.

Access Information

Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with data protection legislation and GA policy.

Acquisition Information

Presented between 2002 and 2019

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good to fair condition

Archivist's Note

Revised by M Wilcox for the Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the donor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives. Part of the collection was previously listed as D112.


Accruals are possible.