Teifion T Phillips, of Barry, Papers

Scope and Content

Collection of goodwill messages from former pupils of Barry Comprehensive School on Teifion Phillips' retirement, 1981; long service award to honour a lifetime's commitment to the Labour Party, 2000.

Administrative / Biographical History

Teifion T Phillips, born 1917 in Pontardawe, was a history teacher, and later headteacher at Barry Boys' County School/Barry Comprehensive School. Following education at Ystalyfera Grammar School he attended the University College of Swansea. During the War he served in the Pays Corps and the Royal Army Education Corps. He married Marion Roberts in 1945 and following the end of the war, he took up the position of history teacher at Barry Boys' County School in 1946. He was a very popular and influential teacher and many of his pupils went on to read history at Oxford and many other universities. In 1971 he became headteacher of the school, and remained in this position until his retirement in 1981. Outside of his school work, Teifion was an active member of the Labour Party, receiving a long service award to honour a lifetime's commitment to the party in 2000. He remained in Barry until his death in 2002.



Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Barry Comprehensive School Board of Governors, May 2013

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at Glamorgan Archives.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Louise Hunt for Glamorgan Archives, with reference to 'Obituary: Teifion Phillips (1917-2002)', Welsh History Review, Vol. 21, No. 4, Dec 2003, University of Wales Press, pp.770-772.

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 material was passed to the Chair of the Board of Governors of Barry Comprehensive School as a personal bequest, on the death of Teifion's wife.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

D856 - Barry Boys' Comprehensive School Records; EBSEC - Barry Intermediate/County School