Fonds GB 0210 KEITHMILLSFIRE - Keith Mills Fire Services Research Papers

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Keith Mills Fire Services Research Papers


  • 1914-2022 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

5 large boxes, 1 large volume, 6 large ring binder files (0.22 cubic metres)

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Biographical history

Archival history

The archive remained in the possession of its creator, Keith Mills, until it was transferred to the Library.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Keith Mills; Penllergaer; Donation; December 2021 and July 2022

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Scope and content

Original records, copies of official records, copies of press cuttings, copies of photographs, research notes and draft publications, 1914-2022, relating to fire services in south, west and central Wales, collected and compiled by Keith Mills and including the work of a number of research collaborators (mostly former firefighters), as well as correspondence between them and Keith Mills.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records donated to NLW have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged as found.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English

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Publication note

Some of the papers in the archive were used in the writing of Keith Mills, Flames across the Tawe: the illustrated history of Swansea City Fire Brigade (Derby : Breedon 2001).

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Title supplied from contents.


Preferred citation: Keith Mills Fire Services Research Papers


A memory stick (donated December 2021) containing digital files relating to the history of Welsh fire brigades is currently uncatalogued.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; RDA NACO; and LCSH



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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2023


  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: papers within the archive.

Archivist's note

Compiled by David Moore.

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