Scope and Content

Records of Charles Jones & Sons Ltd, 1905-1983, including accounts, 1905-1983; correspondence, 1922-1955; registration and administration records, 1908-1964; share certificates and transfer documents, 1908-1930; and miscellaneous, 1922-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Jones & Sons Ltd, timber merchants, of Kinmel Bay, near Rhyl, Flintshire, was probably established in the early 20th century. About 1950, following the death of the owner, his widow, Gwen Jones, and stepson, Mick Smith Jones, took over the running of the business. The company went into decline, and by 1978 was on the verge of bankruptcy. It was bought by Sir Alfred McAlpine, and Henry L. Griffiths was appointed chairman. The business continued until 1986, when it was concluded that the site was unsuitable for expansion. The site was sold to Rhuddlan Borough Council in 1986-7, and the company was merged with a similar company within the McAlpine Group.


Arranged into five groups: Group One, accounts, miscellaneous; Group Two, correspondence; Group Three, miscellaneous; Group Four, accounts, photographs, and miscellaneous; and Group Five, share certificates, accounts, photographs and administrative papers.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr Austin, Charles Jones & Sons, Ltd., Kinmel Bay, Clwyd, 1981-1991.


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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.


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