Defiance Cycle Works Records

Scope and Content

Records of Defiance Cycle Works, 1902-1982, including ledgers, 1902-1948; copies of printed material relating to the cycle works, [1982]; a lease for land in Ammanford, 1904; and unused receipts, [1910].

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Williams ran the Defiance Cycle Works, Glanaman, Carmarthenshire, and Defiance Stores, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, in the early 20th century. The company exported bicycles to South Africa during this period as well as supplying the local market.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr and Mrs H. Bowen, Glanaman, 1982, and by Mrs M. Bowen (daughter of Arthur Williams), 1982.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected