Port Talbot Borough Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Aberavon Borough and Port Talbot Borough Council, 1894-1970, including newspapers, 1908-1970; cine films, 1982-1986.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Borough of Aberavon merged with Margam Urban District Council in 1921 to form the Borough of Port Talbot. Following local government reorganisation in 1974 boroughs and county boroughs ceased to exit, becoming district councils. Port Talbot became Afan District Council but successfully petitioned to become a borough.


Arranged into the following: Miscellaneous items; Miscellaneous newspapers and periodicals

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Port Talbot Borough Council, catalogue; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service, A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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