Government Evacuation Scheme Papers (Ffestiniog Area)

Scope and Content

Comprises a document describing arrangements for receiving 200 persons in the Blaenau Ffestiniog area of north Wales, May 1939.

Administrative / Biographical History

During the Second World War, arrangements were made by people in the Blaenau Ffestiniog area of Merionethshire, north Wales to welcome 200 refugees and accommodate them with local householders as part of the government evacuation scheme. This scheme was supported by local groups including the Blaenau Women's Institute, Garreg-ddu Calvinistic Methodist Vestry, Tanygrisiau and Manod council schools. One of the project's main organisers was Mrs K. Jones Roberts, a justice of peace and prominent citizen locally.


This item is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, April 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 5260

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