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Port Talbot in the Parishes of Margam and Aberavon

Bibliography
Business and Commerce Records
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories
Emigration and Immigration
Merchant Marine
Politics and Government
Public Records
Religion and Religious Life
Schools
Social Life and Customs
Societies

Bibliography

An online index to the book Images of Neath & Port Talbot by David Roberts [South Wales Evening Post] has been provided by Brian Wagstaffe

Business and Commerce Records

  • Robert B Byass & Co Ltd, tinplate manufacturers
    1829-1893, nd: minutes, documents books
    British Steel Records Centre, Shotton, Shotton Works, Deeside CH5 2NH - Reference: HMC list]

    Port Talbot Brick & Tile Works
    1845-59: account book
    [West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea - Reference: 191]

  • Port Talbot Dry Dock Company Limited, ship repairers
    1898-1971: minutes, share and financial records, inventory, salary book
    [West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea - Reference: D/D X 105]
  • Port Talbot & Margam Gas Company
    1890-1949: minutes, plan, photographs
    [Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff]
  • Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company
    • 1836-76, 1883-1922: directors and shareholders minutes, contracts, plan, misc papers, staff register, general manager's and engineers' reports, historical files, property records etc
      [Public Record Office, Kew, London - Reference: RAIL 573-74, 1057]
    • c1895-1922, nd: stock registers
      [West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea - Reference: D/D PRO/BRB 33-57, 121-124]

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

The church is dedicated to St. Agnes, is in the Benefice of Port Talbot St. Agnes with Oakwood, and diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference SS768902.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1850-1895 - - 1850-1895 -
Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Christchurch, Baptist - 1923-1985 - SS 74659106 WGRO
Margam Road, Calvinistic Methodist 1911-1984 - - SS 77708845 NLW

WGRO - West Glamorgan Record Office, Swansea
NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

Description and Travel

Port Talbot - on Wikipedia

Neath and Port Talbot Borough  home page

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Port Talbot and neighbourhood, from Slaters Directory for 1858-1859.

Emigration and Immigration

  • Port Talbot harbour
    • 1899-1968: record books of arrivals and sailings
      [West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea - Reference: D/D X1m]
    • 1895-1899: ships' dues register
      [West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea]

Merchant Marine

The People's Collection Wales site has material for this area use the onsite search box

Politics and Government

  • Port Talbot Borough Labour Party
    1952-1963: Cwmafan ward minutes
    [West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea - Reference: Lab/PT]

Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Port Talbot Borough Council Records         "Records of Aberavon Borough and Port Talbot Borough Council, 1894-1970, including newspapers, 1908-1970; cine films, 1982-1986."  
  • Port Talbot District Council Records         1960s-1996

Religion and Religious Life

  • Port Talbot Free Church Federal Council
    1949-84: minute books
    [National Library of Wales, Department of Manuscripts and Records]

Schools

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Park School log book     1950-1964             "Park School was a senior school in Port Talbot, Glamorgan. The school was opened in 1950 and closed in 1964, to be replaced by Port Talbot Eastern Secondary School."      
  • Port Talbot Central School Records                 "......... including log books, 1899-1950; stock and inventory books, 1946-1963"
  • Port Talbot Eastern School records          "Port Talbot Eastern School was opened as Margam Copper Works School in the 19th century. It was renamed in 1902. ...................."
    "................including log books, 1868-1974; admission registers, 1904-1961; weekly summary attendance registers, 1947-1950; returns to Board of Education, 1918-1958; HMI reports, 1923-1957; departmental reports, 1919-1952; staff salary records, 1917-1959; financial records, 1957-1959; records relating to school events, 1965-1973"  
  • Port Talbot Intermediate School Records        "..... comprising minutes, 1924-1949; accounts, 1919-1948; copies of Glanafan School magazine, 'The Avonian', 1971-2002."  
  • Tirmorfa School [Port Talbot] admission registers     1956-1995

Social Life and Customs

  • Port Talbot Lawn Tennis Cricket Club
    1910-1955: minute book
    [West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea - Reference: D/D Xlm]
  • Port Talbot Municipal Choir
    c1950-1970: records
    [West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea - Reference: D/D Z 24]

Societies

Port Talbot Historical Society

 

Port Talbot in the Parishes of Margam and Aberavon [Last Updated : 3 Oct 2012 - Gareth Hicks]