Scope and Content

Records relating to collieries in Flintshire, Denbighshire and Shropshire, 1860-1989, consisting of wage lists, reports, output summaries, plans, photographs, and research notes of Ithell Kelly. The fonds includes general records, 1923-1977; records relating to the North Wales Coalfield, 1938-1975; records relating to collieries, including Point of Ayr, 1907-1987; Gresford, 1934-1976; Ifton, 1952-1968; Llay Hall, 1946-1987; Llay Main, 1923-1929; and Bersham, 1969-1974; plans of Wynnstay Colliery, 1860-1889; reports of colliery accidents, 1951-1973; and miscellaneous, 1936-1989.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ithell Kelly, (fl. c. 1930-1993), of Wrexham, Flintshire, researched the collieries of the North Wales Coalfield in Denbighshire and Flintshire, and wrote several papers on the subject. From 1969 to c. 1973, Kelly was the manager of Gresford Colliery, Denbighshire. These papers were accumulated c.1968-1993.


Arranged into groups: Group One, Point of Ayr Colliery and general records; Group Two, Gresford Colliery records; Group Three , general, Gresford Colliery, Ifton Colliery, Llay Hall Colliery, Llay Main Colliery and Point of Ayr Colliery records; Group Four, general, Gresford Colliery, Gresford Colliery disaster, Ifton Colliery, Llay Hall Colliery, and Point of Ayr Colliery records; Groups Five and Six, miscellaneous records; Group Seven, Bersham Colliery records; Group Eight, Gresford Colliery records; Group Nine, Gresford Colliery, Point of Ayr Colliery, National Association of Colliery Managers (North Wales Branch), and miscellaneous records; Group Ten, North Wales Coalfield, and general records; and Group Eleven, Wynnstay Colliery plans of workings.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr I. Ll. Kelly, Wrexham, Clwyd, 1979-1993.


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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.


Accruals are not expected

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