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Menai Suspension Bridge Freeing of Tolls File

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS MSBW

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Title: Menai Suspension Bridge Freeing of Tolls File

Short title: Menai Suspension Bridge Freeing of Tolls File

Dates of creation: 1930's

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Isidore Wartski


Administrative and biographical history: The Menai Suspension Bridge which links the island of Anglesey to the mainland opened on 30 January 1826. It is one of Thomas Telford's most impressive bridges and was freed from tolls in 1940.
Isidore Wartski, the creator of this collection, was a well-known figure in Bangor, Gwynedd. According to Slater's directory of North and Mid Wales of 1895, there were two businesses located in 21 High Street, Bangor run by the family : Wartski Morris, watchmaker etc. and Wartski & Bolloten, draper & clothiers.


Scope and content: File of correspondence and papers illustrating the interest shown by Mr Isidore Wartski of Bangor in the efforts before the Second World War to free the Menai Suspension Bridge from Tolls, c. 1930's


System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 14821

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Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, October 2003.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of description: Prior to 16-11-2004



Suspension bridges | Wales | Menai Bridge

Personal names

Wartski, Isidore

Corporate names

Menai Suspension Bridge (Wales)


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