Conway and Sons Dairies Ltd, Merthyr Tydfil, Records

Scope and Content


Administrative / Biographical History

The business was established in 1902 by Herbert Conway (1866-1927) who purchased the business interests of Charles Bates in Merthyr Tydfil. He was later joined by his sons George and Raymond, and in 1931 they formed a limited liability company. It was based at 22 High Street until 1962 when a new dairy and retail depot was opened at The Willows in Abercanaid. In 1973 it was sold to the Unigate group.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Presented in August 2013

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good to fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by M Wilcox for Glamorgan Archives with reference to Merthyr Historian vol 25.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records were given by a member of the Conway family to Dr T F Holley who presented them to Glamorgan Archives.


Accruals are not expected.


'Conway and Sons Dairies Ltd - Some Notes' by G Conway (Merthyr Historian volume 25, 2013)