Public Assistance Committee (Anglesey) Records

Scope and Content

W/CD/Records, 1870 - 1957, of the Public Assistance Committee, Anglesey County Council, Holyhead Poor Law Union and Valley Hospital, including application and report books, receipt and expenditure books and receipt and payment books for relief districts, 1930 - 1943; provisions books, 1931 - 1940; relief order books for relief districts, 1926 - 1942; Superintendent's book, Bronheulog, Maesgarnedd Children's Home, 1932 - 1939; medical relief book, 1933 - 1935; non - settled relief account book, 1937 - 1940; Master's day book, 1940 - 1949; admission and discharge books, 1936 - 1962; registers of inmates, 1933 - 1957; register of births, 1870 - 1948; register of deaths, 1930 - 1947; copy inmates' change of circumstances books, 1945 - 1948; religious creed registers, 1916 - 1949; indoor relief lists, 1938 - 1951; visiting committee's report book, 1913 - 1947; Master's report book, 1935 - 1948; Matron's records, 1929 - 1950; Medical Officer's records, 1942 - 1951; treatment book, 1940 - 1948; nurses' day and night report books, 1946 - 1949; copy letter books, 1945 - 1948; statements of wages, 1947 - 1949; shop books, 1948 - 1950; and miscellaneous records, 1933 - 1950.

Administrative / Biographical History

Following the abolition of Poor Law Unions under the Local Government Act 1929, responsibility for the poor was transferred to the Public Assistance Committee of Anglesey County Council until the foundation of the National Health Service in 1948. The Valley workhouse of the Holyhead Poor Law Union became the Public Assistance Institution, Valley, and in 1948 the Valley Hospital.


Arranged by type of record and date.

Conditions Governing Access

Mynediad cyfyngedig/Restricted access

Acquisition Information

Penrhos Stanley Hospital, Holyhead


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives Caernarfon Record Office, and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da/Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Catalogue, Ynys Môn County Council Records.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

Some of the volumes in the fonds were used continuously from the period of the Holyhead Union, through the time of the Public Assistance Institution, 1929-1948, and in the period following its abolition.


Mae croniadau yn bosibl/Accruals are possible

Related Material

Gweler hefyd / See also: GB0221WM/2207