Y Seren, Bala Printing Works Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Seren Printing Works, Bala, Merionethshire, 1885-1950, comprising day books, 1885-1895; account books, 1899-1906; ledgers, 1888-1894, 1948-1950; 'Pulpud Cymru', 1889, 1891, 1895; and order books, 1948-1950.

Administrative / Biographical History

Y Seren printing works, Bala, Merionethshire, was active from the 1890s, established to print the Radical weekly newspaper, Y Seren. The press was operated in the 20th century by A. J. Chapple, and, from 1968, by Gwasg y Cyfnod.


Original order maintained.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Gift from Mr Chapple, Seren Office, Bala, 1960


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Papers re Printing Works, Y Seren, Bala; Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

Geographical Names