Records of Salem Welsh Baptist Church, Vernon Street, Briton Ferry

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

1. Minute books

2. Annual reports and balance sheets

3. Records relating to the chapel and Sunday School membership and attendance

4. Account books and financial records

5. Records relating to church property and church premises

6. Records relating to events in the history of the church

7. Records relating to the registration of marriages and deaths

Administrative / Biographical History

A group, mainly members of Bethania Welsh Baptist Church, Neath, began to meet in Briton Ferry in the early 1870s, and a congregation was incorporated in 1874. Land was acquired for building from the Briton Ferry Estate, and Salem Baptist Church was built on Vernon Street, Briton Ferry and opened in 1877. Following a long decline in membership, the decision was taken to close the church in 2013, and it was put up for sale in 2014.

Arrangement

Arranged into series by document type

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

The collection has been appraised, and ephemera and duplicates were not retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.