Fonds GB 0210 PORTNT - CMA: Records of Port Tennant Road Forward Movement Hall, St Thomas, Swansea

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CMA: Records of Port Tennant Road Forward Movement Hall, St Thomas, Swansea


  • 1898-1988 (Creation)

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0.067 cubic metres (3 boxes); 1 vol. (September 2005 deposit)

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Administrative history

The Forward Movement was the response of Wesleyan Methodists to a perceived loss of empathy with the poor in the late nineteenth century. Port Tennant Road Forward Movement Hall was established in 1895 at 181, Port Tennant Road, St Thomas, Swansea. During the Second World War, the chapel was destroyed during a bombing raid, and it would appear that services were held at Burrows Forward Movement Hall until the premises were moved temporarily to Wern Terrace, Port Tennant. The chapel was rebuilt in the 1950s. In 1959, a Joint Pastorate was created with the churches at Burrows and Pentrechwyth.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by the Rev. B. Tudor Lloyd, The Manse, Burry Green, Swansea, June 2001, and by the Rev. J. E. Wynne Davies, Aberystwyth, September 2005.

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Scope and content

Records of Port Tennant Forward Movement Hall, St Thomas, Swansea, including baptism and marriage registers, 1923-1966, minute books of Church Committee meetings, 1898-1987, Sunday School records, 1903-1972, and account books, 1926-1988

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Accruals are possible

System of arrangement

Arranged at NLW into eight series: registers, Church Committee minute books, Sunday School roll books, Sunday School statistics, Sunday School minute books, account books, ministry contribution books, and correspondence.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English

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Finding aids

A hard copy of this list is available in CMA: Records of Welsh Chapels in NLW 2001.

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Further papers held in NLW are CMA 13242, statistics of the Sunday School at Port Tennant, Swansea, April-June 1857; CMA AZ3/431, material relating to Longford Crescent Forward Movement Church, Swansea, 1965-66 (general correspondence, etc.); and CMA AZ3/433, material relating to Port Tennant Road Forward Movement Church, Swansea, 1956-64 (general correspondence, etc.).

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

March 2004


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Michael J. Pearson.

Archivist's note

The following source was used in the compilation of this description: item 8/1 within the archive.

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  • Text: CMA: Records of Port Tennant Road Forward Movement Hall, St Thomas, Swansea.