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Major accessions to repositories in 2017 relating to Transport


Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • Parry family of Cemlyn Bay: records incl photographs, corresp and photographs of Capt Vivian Hewitt, the first man to fly across the Irish Sea c1910-2000 (WDBD)

Bolton Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Bolton and Leigh Railway: train ticket sales ledger for Bolton Great Moor St station 1949 (ZZ/808)
  • Melias Transport Ltd, automobile engineers, Bolton: records rel to history of company 1919-1990 (ZZ/806)

Conwy Archive Service

  • London, Midland & Scottish Railway Co: Harbour Master's register of shipping at Deganwy Dock 1927-1966 (CX679)

Coventry Archives & Research Centre

  • Carbodies Ltd, car manufacturers, Coventry: ledgers, photographs and brochures 1937 (PA3145)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • James Taylor (1788-1863), banker: family and personal papers incl corresp, certificates and wills, accounts, documents rel to Turnpike Trusts, Chesterfield & Hemstone Lane Trust, Chesterfield canal and 19th cent banking c1804-1954 (D8062)
  • Chesterfield Canal Co: tonnage accounts books (1773-1826) and paper rel to share ownership (late 18th cent) 1773-1826 (D3200)

Doncaster Archives

  • Great Northern Railway Society: Great Northern Railway administrative and operational records, publications, maps and drawings 1855-1979 (DS 131)

Durham County Record Office

  • Locomotion: The National Railway Museum, Shildon: records from Hackworth House 1805-2004 (D/Loco)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • East Yorkshire Aero Co Ltd, airfield operators, Hull: minutes and photographs 1930-1979 (DDX2034)

Flintshire Record Office

  • John Richard Thomas (aka JR Thomas) (b1940), author: unpublished book of photographs of the Holywell Branch line c2000 (AN5088)

Glamorgan Archives

  • British Dominion Steamship Co Ltd: records incl corresp, cargo book and memorandum and articles of association 1920-1956 (D414)
  • HR Page, coach builder, Penrhiwceiber: records incl ledger, invoice and photographs c1904-1974 (D1523)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Burford and Preston Turnpike Trust: minutes and accounts 1801-1867 (D14406)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society: collected records incl plans 19th-20th cent (G/LYRS/Addnl)

Gwent Archives

  • Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canal Trust: ledgers, photographs, plans, reports, toll books, lock-keeper's diary, details of restoration work, other papers 1790-2007 (D6273)

Isle of Man Public Record Office

  • Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure, Highway Services Division: ordnance survey map survey mark-up films 1980s-1990 (A98)
  • Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure, Highway Services Division: ordnance survey object name books 1956-1978 (A80)
  • Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure, Highway Services Division: public rights of way files 1940-2015 (A79)

Lancashire Archives

  • Bond Cars Ltd, vehicle manufacturers, Lancashire: records incl working files and corresp on fibreglass bodies, components, specifications and modifications for various car models, minutes and photographs c1949- (DDX 3195)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • John Forbes (fl 1893-1933), superintendent for the Manchester Ship Canal: journals 1893-1933 (2017/43)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Scarborough Tramways Co: records incl minutes 1925-1949 (ZNE)

Northamptonshire Archives

  • Quarter Sessions volume entitled 'London & North Western Railway company vs. Potterspury Union Rating Appeal (Parish of Wolverton)' N261 (1894-1895)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Plymouth Citybus: records incl corresp, reports, committee minutes, financial records, club and society records, staff records, timetables c1896-2010 (4141)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Highways England: A27 Chichester Bypass Improvement Scheme consultation document 2016 (Lib 18982)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Wakefield Motor Vehicle Licensing: vehicle registration files 1960-1969 (C192)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Department of Transport: road safety films 1960s-1980s (2303)
  • Wallasey County Borough Council, Tramways Department: records incl plans, corresp, minutes, reports, proofs and wage books 1899-1909 (2337)


National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Robert Bonnar (fl 1917-1978), railway worker and writer: literary, political and personal papers, and minutes and papers of the National Union of Railwaymen 1917-1978 (Acc.13810)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Unnamed male (fl 1822), Welsh travel diarist: travel journal of a tour through parts of Monmouthshire, Glamorgan and Breconshire with Rev Barton and Mrs Mary Bouchier incl handwritten religious notes 1822 (NLW ex 2962)
  • Unnamed travel diarist (fl 1916-1918): diary of several cycling holidays in England and Wales incl photographs and drawings 1916-1918 (NLW MS 24113)
  • Llanvihangel Rail Way: papers incl letters and minutes 1810-1823 (NLW ex 2978)

Parliamentary Archives

  • House of Commons, Private Bill Office: HS2 promoter and response evidence 2013-2016 (HC/CL/PB/35)
  • House of Lords, Legislation Office: High Speed Rail 2 (London-West Midlands) Bill records incl promoter and petitioner evidence, agents and petitions, maps and plans 2013-2016 (HL/PO/PB/30)
  • House of Lords, Legislation Office: Crossrail Bill records 2004-2008 (HL/PO/PB/29)

Search Engine (National Railway Museum)

  • James Gates (fl 1903-1932), railway police officer: papers and notebooks recording criminal activity on Midlands Railway 1903-1932 (2017-7120)
  • William Herbert Glyn Thomas (1916-1992), travel agent: 16mm colour silent films of train journeys and a P&O steamship cruise from Southampton to Rio de Janeiro 1962-1986 (2017-7124)
  • James Allen Thwaite (1902-1996), railway worker: papers detailing railway career incl photographs, poems and training documents 1932-1996 (2017-7038)
  • London & North Western Railway Co: architectural drawings incl general construction drawings and railway line elevations 1843-1913 (2017-7056)
  • London & Birmingham Railway Co: architectural drawings incl general construction drawings and railway line elevations 1843-1913 (2017-7056)
  • Roy Meek (1922-1992) and Meek, Hilda (1923-2004), amateur film makers: 8mm colour film entitled 'I Miss the Train' featuring Belmont station before its closure 1964-1965 (2017-7020)


The Waterways Archive

  • Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater: photographs of Worsley mines and The Duke of Bridgewater's underground canals 1960-1970 (CRT/UND)
  • Roy Cotterill (fl 1960-1969), shipwright for British Waterways: photographs rel to working boats on River Weaver and British Waterways Northwich Yard 1960s (2017/41)
  • Geoff Wheat (c1943-2013), barge operator: images of craft and working docs rel to the Leeds and Liverpool canal and River Humber 1960-1998 (2017/6)
  • British Waterways Board: records rel to Aire & Calder and North Eastern waterways 20th cent (2017/33)
  • British Waterways Board: Weaver navigation lock keeper's diaries, Dutton Locks 1973-1999 (CRT/WND)
  • British Waterways Board: toll permits and declarations for cargoes from Ellesmere Port to Wolverhampton for narrow boat 'Ferret' 1947-1949 (CRT/FER)
  • British Waterways Board: VHS tapes of restoration of Anderton Boat Lift 2002 (2017/21)
  • British Waterways Board: Harecastle Tunnel notebooks 1970-2002 (CRT/MER/1)
  • Canal Transport Ltd: daily delivery returns for Spillers and Tate & Lyle 20th cent (2017/30)
  • Grand Central Railway, Canal Agents: three ledgers rel to Marple, Peak Forest and Macclesfield canals 1895-1948 (CRT/GCR)
  • Leeds & Liverpool Canal Co: working records rel to operation of canal incl photographs 1800-1980 (2017/18)
  • Manchester Ship Canal Co: plan drawing of Ellesmere Port 1938 (2017/27)
  • Wolverhampton Corrugated Iron Co Ltd, galvanised iron manufacturers: plan drawing of factory site 20th cent (2017/1)
  • Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council: plan drawing of dock reclamation of boat museum site and area 1970s (CRT/BMT/EP/1)
  • Halton Borough Council: Runcorn Locks feasibility study 1992 (CRT/BMT/10)
  • Severn Commission, Navigation Company and Board: ordnance survey sheets for Stourport to Gloucester 1924-1930 (2017/32)
  • Surrey & Hampshire Canal Society: slide transparencies showing steam dredger 'Perseverance' at work 20th cent (CRT/BMT/11)
  • Cromford & Pinxton Canals, Ashby Canal and Bridgewater Docks, Runcorn: plan drawings 1893 (2017/28)
  • Collection of albums containing photographic prints of seagoing vessels in mainly UK docks and harbours 1960s (CRT/SHIPS)
  • Annotated ordnance survey sheets showing line of Grand Western Canal in rural district of Tiverton 1906 (BW39/5)
  • Prints and postcards showing Leeds and Liverpool canal scenes 1900s-1940s (2017/39)
  • Photographic prints showing Eanam wharf, Church Oswaldwistle and Millgate on Leeds and Liverpool canal 1960s-1990s (2017/40)
  • Images of Eastham Locks and ferry, official opening of QEII Docks, Eastham and Royal HMY Britannia on Liverpool landing stage 1954-1977 (2017/43)
  • Negatives showing ships in river Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal 1950s (CRT/BIB)
  • Nigel Panzetta and Stuart Wheatcroft: personal collection of canal and waterways rel postcards 20th cent (2017/45)
  • Images of Anderton Boat Lift and commercial traffic on Gloucester and Sharpness canal 20th cent (2017/44)


Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Transport Salaried Staffs Association, Manchester Rail House branch: minutes 1970-1999 (1195)