Glamorgan River Authority, Photographs

Scope and Content

Group photographs of Members and Officers of the Authority

Administrative / Biographical History

River Authorities were established by the Water Resources Act of 1963 which came into force in 1965, when the new Glamorgan River Authority replaced the existing Glamorgan River Board. Its area of operation lay between the catchment areas of the River Neath in the west and the River Rhymney in the east . The new Authority assumed the Board's responsibilities with regard to land drainage, fishing and water pollution control. In addition the abstraction of water from rivers, streams and underground sources also came under its control. Each Authority appointed its own Chairman, Committees and employees. The sole Chairman of the Glamorgan River Authority was County Alderman Percy Smith of Glamorgan County Council. The Glamorgan River Authority was merged with five other River Authorites in Wales and the English borders to form the Welsh National Water Development Authority (later renamed the Welsh Water Authority) on 1 April 1974.


Chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Donated by a former Clerk and Chief Executive Officer of the Authority

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives, with reference to notes provided by the donor

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

Acquired by a former Clerk and Chief Executive Officer of the Glamorgan River Authority after the Authority had been succeeded by the Welsh Water Authority


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

RBG Records of the Glamorgan River Board/Glamorgan River Authority held at Glamorgan Archives