Batstone Family of Cardiff, Papers

Scope and Content

Family papers

Administrative / Biographical History

Jim Batstone (1871-1956) was born in England. He subsequently moved to Cardiff and lived at Canton and Grangetown and was employed at Cardiff Docks as a ship's painter. He had a keen interest in sport and played bowls for Wales during the 1920s. He also played rugby for Cardiff Rugby Club, served on its committee and became a vice-president of Cardiff Athletic Club. Jim Batstone's son William, was born 1891 in Cardiff and like his father became a ship's painter and later a grocer and publican. William Batstone's son Harold, married Ivy Turner in 1938 and the couple lived at 40 Canada Road, Cardiff


Order at time of deposit retained.

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No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Donated by a family member, June 2017

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives

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Custodial History

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