Howard Chant, Papers

Scope and Content

Howard Chant papers comprising of correspondence; notes and related papers

Administrative / Biographical History

The Taff Vale Railway Co was established in 1835 with the intention of establishing a railway between ironworks at Merthyr Tydfil and the growing number of coal mines in the industrial valleys in the areas above Taffs Well. Congestion, delay and related financial costs in moving iron products and coal on the Glamorganshire Canal to the Cardiff Docks was restricting growth of both industries. The railway was formally opened in 1841 connecting Merthyr Tydfil and several side valleys to the west Bute Dock, Cardiff and Great Western Railway, and subsequently extended its network up the Rhondda valleys. The Railway became part of British Railways in 1947.


Arranged chronologically by record series

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Acquisition Information

Deposited by a private individual, 2004

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

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