Walter Henry Richards, Papers

Scope and Content

School reports at Cowbridge School; photographs with his brothers and sister

Administrative / Biographical History

Walter, Colin and June Richards were the children of Lily May Richards, nee Haggar, and the grandchildren of pioneer Welsh film maker and showman William Haggar, whose early silent films are held in the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales. In the early 1900s, William Haggar built and owned cinemas in Llanelli, Aberdare and Mountain Ash.

Walter Henry Richards (born 1917) was admitted to Cowbridge School from Mountain Ash Intermediate School in September 1929 and left in 1933. His older brother Colin was also at the school from 1927 to 1932.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Presented by his daughter in March 2012

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at Glamorgan Archives.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by M Wilcox for Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the donor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


Accruals are not expected.