Scope and Content

Records and papers relating mainly to Flint, 1610-1974, including records and papers relating to the Borough of Flint and Flint Borough Council, [1890s]-1974; records relating to Flint Public Library, 1903-1964, and Flint Borough Library, 1948-1974; records relating to Courtaulds Aber Works, Flint, 1902-1973; copies of newspapers, 1918-1949; and plans and maps relating to Flint and Flintshire, 1908-1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Borough of Flint, Flintshire, was granted its first Royal Charter in 1284. In the 1880s it became a Borough Council; it was abolished under local government reorganisation in 1974. Flint Public Library opened in 1903; a new Borough Library was opened in 1966. The Library accumulated records of the Borough and other material relating to the area, including records of Courtaulds' Aber Works, in Flint, which produced synthetic fibres for the textile industry.


Arranged into the following: Borough of Flint; newspapers; and miscellaneous (1st group); miscellaneous (2nd group); Courtaulds Aber Works, Flint; Flint Public Library; miscellaneous; and plans (3rd group); Flint Borough Council; Flint Borough Library; Courtaulds; and miscellaneous (4th group).

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Dr G. A. Hughes, Borough Librarian, Flint, 1972-[1974].


Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further borough and library records are in Flintshire Record Office, B, Borough of Flint AND D/DM/281/4

Geographical Names