T. Wynne Thomas of Aberdovey Archives

Scope and Content

Papers collected by T. Wynne Thomas realting to Aberdyfi, comprising Cambrian Railways-Port Aberdovey account books, 1882-1888; newspaper cuttings on shipping at Aberdovey and the Second World War, 1882-1944; manuscripts, 1925-1926; printed booklet, 1946; and photograph of the Aberdovey Lifeboat, [undated].

Administrative / Biographical History

T. Wynne Thomas, of Aberdovey (Aberdyfi), Merionethsire, was a Councillor. He was interested in the history of Aberdovey, wrote several articles about it. The Cambrian Railways Act of 25th July 1864 had created the Cambrian Railways (CR) Company from four constituent companies. They were the Oswestry & Newtown Railway (O&N), The Llanidloes & Newtown Railway (L&N), Newtown & Machynlleth Railway (N&M) and Oswestry Ellesmere & Whitchurch Railway (OE&W) became the Cambrian Railways. The Aberystwyth & Welsh Coast Railway (A&WC) was brought in 1865, but the Mid-Wales remained outside. The Coast Railway line was opened for traffic from Aberystwyth to Machynlleth and from Aberdovey to Llwyngwril. The line from Aberdovey Station to Llwyngwril was connected to the port of Aberdovey by the Harbour branch in 1863. Aberdovey was already a maritime port when the railways arrived.


Arranged into the following: account books; newspaper cuttings; manuscripts; printed booklet; and photograph.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), T. Wynne Thomas of Aberdovey Archives; Green, C. C. The Coast Lines of the Cambrian Railways: Vol. 2(Didcot, 1996).

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Further papers are Merionethshire Archioves, Z/M/585.

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