Dillwyn Miles Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Dillwyn Miles, 1880-2000, including correspondence, 1967-1995; and radio scripts, 1941-1967.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dillwyn Miles (b. 1916) was born in Newport, Pembrokeshire. After military service, he became involved in local government, and became a county, district and parish councillor. He served as mayor of Newport on four occasions, and mayor, and later sheriff, of the Town and County of Haverfordwest. He was a member of the Board of the Gorsedd of Bards for fifty years, Great Swordbearer, and then Herald Bard from 1966 to 1996. He was honorary secretary of the Pembrokeshire Local History Society, and is now president of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society. He was a member of the CPRW Executive Committee from 1947 to 1976, during which time he was active in the Pembrokeshire Branch. Miles has published a number of books including The Sheriffs of the County of Pembroke (1975), The Ancient Borough of Newport (1994) and Llwyngwair and the Bowen Family (2002); he also made radio broadcasts on wildlife and local history.

Arrangement

Arranged by deposit and date.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited 1999, 2002, 2003

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Dilwyn Miles Papers, catalogue; Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, Homepage, (http://www.cprw.org.uk/default.htm), viewed 10 June 2005; KnowUK (http://www.knowuk.co.uk/goHome.do), viewed 10 June 2005.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available in Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are possible