Hugh Roberts Photographic Collection

Scope and Content

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]-[1930], individuals, [1900]-[1930], groups, [1900]-[1960s], processions, [1880s]-[1940s], schools, [1908]-[1955], 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.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh Roberts (d [1978]) 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

No restrictions


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

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Other photographs relating to Hugh Roberts are also in Meirionnydd Archives.

Corporate Names