Barry Nursing Association and Barry Accident Hospital Records

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1891-1947; annual reports, 1891-1904

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1891 J.C. Meggitt, a member of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, purchased property at 34 Kingsland Crescent, Barry, and gave free use of the premises to the Barry Nursing Association. The object of the association was to provide trained non-resident nurses to care for the poor and working classes in their homes and to provide non-trained resident helpers 'to take the mother's place' in the home during illness. Later, in 1895, the association acquired the use of the adjacent property (no. 36) for five years rent free. As a result, the Barry Nursing Association was able to establish a municipal accident and surgical hospital in 1900 paid for out of rates and voluntary donations, one of the first in Britain.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1982

Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

Date of Description: 27/03/2009 Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Williams and Watts-Williams, Confrestri Plwyf Cymru/Parish Registers of Wales, (Aberystwyth, 2000); www.churchinwales.org.uk

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

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

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names