John Bennett Hughes, Amlwch Manuscripts

Scope and Content

The collection contains manuscripts and printed material relating to Amlwch and district from the collection of businessman and local historian John Bennett Hughes.

It contains deeds and other legal documents relating to property in Amlwch including dwelling houses and business property, particularly licensed premises such as public houses and hotels and material relating to Amlwch parish. Collection also contains shipping and harbour records, maps, plans and agreements, notebooks, scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, advertising and other material relating to various Amlwch trades people and businesses including John Hughes & Sons, Tailors.

Administrative / Biographical History

The town of Amlwch is situated on the north-west coast of Anglesey, Wales. The discovery of copper at Parys Mountain and development of a mining industry, between 1750 and 1850 was a most significant event in its history. It resulted in social and economic changes in this rural community including a sudden population growth and development of a variety of local businesses. The development of Amlwch port was closely linked with the prosperity of the mines and their decline after 1850 also resulted in a considerable loss of trade for the port.

John Bennett Hughes (ca. 1900-1970), Tailor and Local Historian, was proprietor of John Hughes & Sons, a ladies and gents tailoring business established in the town in 1907.


Material has been arranged according to type, then chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, August 2001

Other Finding Aids

Item level word processed list is available at the Department of Manuscripts at the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 23799-23960, 23970

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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