Photographs relating mainly to Blaenau Ffestiniog and to Merionethshire, 1852-[1970s], comprising general views, [late 19th century]-[1970s], buildings, [1890s]-[1970s], quarries, [1880s]-1939, railways, 1869-[1970s], silver and other bands, 1852-1965, football teams, 1902-[1940s], choirs, [c. 1900]-, individuals, -, groups, -[1960s], processions, [1880s]-[1940s], schools, -, chapels, churches and Sunday Schools, [late 19th century]-[1960s], and special occasions and events, 1898-1963; pamphlets, 1952-1961; newspapers cuttings, 1914-1961; and copies of newspapers, in particular Y Rhedegydd, 1908-1961.
Hugh Roberts Photographic Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 220 Z/DBS
- Dates of Creation1852-[1970s]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialWelsh English
- Physical Description470 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Hugh Roberts (d ) was a native of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. He collected and took photographs of the town, its industries and its people.
Arranged by deposit and subject into the following: views; buildings; quarries; railways; bands; football teams; choirs; individuals; miscellaneous groups; processions; schools; chapels, churches and Sunday Schools; special occasions and events; miscellaneous items; newspapers; and additional deposit.
Conditions Governing Access
Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Casgliad y Diweddar Hugh Roberts, Bowydd View, Bl. Ffestiniog, rhestr (catalogue).
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright regulations apply
All records have been retained
Accruals are not expected