1. Brief history

    There has been a Welsh community here since the 16th century.

  2. What's available

    The following is a good introduction:

    We have:

    • a transcript by William Owen of the Life Story of Robert Roberts of Mynydd y Gof, Bodedern, Anglesey (1905). Volumes 4 to 8 deals with his life in Manchester from the mid 19th century (ref GB127.M803)
    • a photocopy of an article by Margaret Hughes from "Country Quest" on William Owen, Manchester Welsh author (Sep 2008), q891.66328 OWE (967).

    We also have church records:

  3. How to access

    Materials marked with GB are available in the search room at Central Library, please make an appointment.

    Records on microfilm (marked MFPR) are available on the ground floor at Central Library, no appointment needed. 

    Library members can find and reserve the other resources mentioned by following the links to our library catalogue.

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