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BANKS

Aberaeron
2010
pdficon.gif icon Town will lose out after bank cuts opening times, C News, 29/4/2010 [552kb]
2012
Ceredigion banks celebrate milestones, Cambrian News, 29/11/2012 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [187kb]

Aberystwyth
Lewis, W. J. ;Born on a Perilous Rock, page 139-144 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [414kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [623kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 3 [591kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 4 [591kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 5 [555kb]
Will O'Whispers; An exile founded Lloyds Bank, Cambrian News, 12/10/1973 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [747kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [806kb]
Will O'Whispers; Barclays Bank is 98 years old, Cambrian News, 28/9/1973, P6.332.1BAR
Will O'Whispers; Savings Banks old and new, Cambrian news, 3/10/1973, P6.332.1

Aberystwyth and Cardiganshire Bank
pdficon.gif icon AC, 1935 [521kb]

Aberystwyth and Tregaron Bank
Aberstwyth and Tregaron Bank, one page description, RC332.1
Banknote in history, Cambrian News, 22/4/1994, RC332.1

Banc y Ddafad Ddu
Will O'Whispers; pdficon.gif icon Story of Banc y Ddafad Ddu, Cambrian News, 12/10/1973 [678kb]

Bank y Llong
Will O'Whispers; Aber's first bank : Banc y Llong, Cambrian News, 10/8/1973 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [688kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [736kb]

Barclays
Will O'Whispers; Barclays Bank is 98 years old, Cambrian News, 28/9/1973 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [771kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [920kb]

Foulkes Ingram and Company (Market Street, Aberystwyth)
Investment firm shuts its doors after injunction, Cambrian News, 8/2/1991 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [212kb]

Halifax
Will O'Whispers; pdficon.gif icon Historic site, Cambrian News, 7/11/1975 [1004kb]

Lloyds
Will O'Whispers; An exile founded Lloyds Bank, Cambrian News, 12/10/1973. P6.332.1DAF

Midland
1959
Rees, J. E. (Tregaron, Bank Manager)
In same chair 44 years later, Cambrian News, 24/4/1959 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [220kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [66kb]
pdficon.gif icon Will O'Whispers, Cambrian News, 7/9/1973 [703kb]
1959
pdficon.gif icon New bank manager for Aberystwyth, Welsh Gazette, 16/4/1959 [347kb]
1977
pdficon.gif icon Bank girls celebrate charter in style, Western Mail, 4/3/1977 [383kb]

National Provincial
Will O'Whispers; pdficon.gif icon Deadly rivalry for a bank account, Cambrian News, 21/9/1973 [588kb]
Will O'Whispers; pdficon.gif icon How N.P. Bank began in Aber, Cambrian News, 24/8/1973 [729kb]pdficon.gif icon How N.P. Bank began in Aber, Cambrian News, 24/8/1973 [800kb]
Will O'Whispers; pdficon.gif icon Why N.P. Bank took the 'Plums', Cambrian News, 31/8/1973 [673kb]

NatWest
1985
pdficon.gif icon Bank sitting pretty, Cambrian News, 7/3/1985 [419kb]
2010

pdficon.gif icon Branch celebrates its 175th birthday in style, Cambrian News, 9/12/2010 [692kb]

North and South Wales
Will O'Whispers; pdficon.gif icon Early Bank with a Welsh flavour, Cambrian News, 14/9/1973 [707kb]pdficon.gif icon Early Bank with a Welsh flavour, Cambrian News, 14/9/1973 [707kb]

Saving
'Cardis' are careful with their money, CN, 9/3/2006, p. 11 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [180kb]

Cardigan

Barclays
2012
Celebrating bank century, Cardigan Tivyside, 2/10/2012 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [415kb]
Gateway Building Society
Leaflet pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [95kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [150kb]
Lloyds
Lloyds branch at Cardigan celebrates centenary, Cardigan Tivyside, 15/2/1935, pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [779kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [820kb]P4.332LLO
Principality
2013
Principality celebrates 25 years in Cardigan, Cardigan Tivyside, 13/8/2013 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [231kb]

Lampeter
Barclays
1998
pdficon.gif icon When banking first arrived in Harford Square, Cambrian News, 5/11/1998 [559kb]

Llandysul
HSBC
2011
Disappointment as bank closure is finalised, Cambrian News, 11/8/2011 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [91kb]

Tregaron
Black Ox Bank
1957
pdficon.gif icon New office for the old Black Ox Bank, Welsh Gazette, 23/5/1957 [620kb]

CREDIT CRUNCH

2008
pdficon.gif icon Council accused of adding to the 'crunch', Cambrian News, 14/8/2008 [1.4Mb]
pdficon.gif icon The crunch begins to bite, Cambrian News, 24/4/2008 [1.0Mb]
2009
pdficon.gif icon Ceredigion's Recession, Cambrian News, 5/2/2009 [1.4Mb]
2013
Local economy, Cambrian News, 24/1/2013 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [442kb]

DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

Antur Teifi
Antur Teifi flyer, no date, RC338.7
1979
Community launches jobs drive : Antur Teifi group is formed to stop population drifting away, Cambrian News, 1/5/1979, RC338.7
1980
Chwilio am Gymro i ddatblygu Dyffryn Teifi, Cymro, 21/10/1980, RC338.7
Engelhard quits Teifi, RC338.7
Swyddog newydd i Antur Teifi, Cymro, 16/12/1980, RC338.7
Yr hawl i waith – yr wythnos hon rydym yn parhau ein cyfres drwy ymweld ag Antur Teifi, Cymro, 11/3/1980, RC338.7
1985
New bilingual paper, Western Mail, 6/1985, RC338.7
1986
Antur Teifi helps create 170 jobs, Cardigan Tivyside, 6/6/1986, RC338.7
Centre creates 170 jobs, Western Mail, 4/6/1986, RC338.7
1987
Valley network project, Cardigan Tivyside, 20/3/1987, RC338.7
1995
Gweld o bell y wawr yn torri dros gefn gwald, Western Mail, 30/11/1995, RC338.7

ECONOMIC REGENERATION

1970s
Three ventures that could bring prosperity back to Cardiganshirem Western Mail, 21/2/1971, RC338.4HOT

HOUSE PRICES

2008
House prices in Ceredigion outstrip income, Cambrian News, 25/8/2005 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [278kb]

JOBS

1930s
Memorandum from Alyn Rees, Sec. to the Advisory Council for Technical Education in South Wales...on Cardiganshire (occupation statistics), Memo., 12/1938, RC331.7
Occupations of females aged 14 years of over, typed version of the 1931 Census, RC331.7
Occupations of males aged 14 years of over, typed version of the 1931 Census, RC331.7
1960s
Mid Wales seeking good women workers, Western Mail, 19/6/1969, RC331.7

MINT (ABERYSTWYTH)

Aberystwyth Mint before the Civil War, typed manuscript pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [718kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [618kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 3 [586kb]
Arian o Fathdy Aberystwyth pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [632kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [694kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 3 [447kb]
pdficon.gif icon Canfod bathdy dan y rwbel, Cymro, 27/3/1984 [548kb]
pdficon.gif icon Castle that used to make a mint, Western Mail, 19/3/1984 [520kb]
Coins of Aberystwyth Mint, poster pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [705kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [1.8Mb]
Coins of the Aberystwyth Mint, Typed manuscript, P332.4MIN
pdficon.gif icon Making a mint for a king, CN, 5/10/2006, p. 31 [412kb]
Morgans, Geraint; pdficon.gif icon Making a mint?, Country Quest, Dec. 1999 [713kb]
Morgans, Geraint; pdficon.gif icon To coin a phrase!, Country Quest, November, 1998 [656kb]
Royal mint, Aberystwyth, Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, 1915 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [657kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [700kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 3 [628kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 4 [676kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 5 [432kb] 
pdficon.gif icon Silver treasure for the Museum, Western Mail, 15/6/1989 [778kb]
Will O'Whispers; Aber's Royal Mint for King Charles 1, Cambrian News pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [701kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [895kb]

MONEY

Cardis are careful with their money!, Cambrian News, 9/3/2006
It's a compliment to say we Cardis are prudent..., Western Mail, 28/6/2008 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [548kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [551kb]

Aberystwyth
1980

pdficon.gif icon Gwladys hopes her £5 will turn inflation upside down, WM, 31/3/1980 [702kb]
pdficon.gif icon Smallest fiver could be valuable, no date [748kb]

OBJECTIVE 1

Euro-grants could be lost by slow economic planning, Cambrian News, 16/9/1999, RC336
Objective 1 – myth or reality?, Cambrian News, 2/1/2003, RC336

TAXES

Rates
1974
Action group want rates freeze, Western Mail, 19/9/1974, RC352.13
Dyfed rates rebels get court summonses, Western Mail, 3/9/1974, RC352.13
1975
Rates action group attacks extravagance, Western Mail, 19/3/1975, RC352.13
1978
Rate protest traders will be out again today, Cambrian News, 24/9/1978, RC352.13
1979
Rates cut by 30pc, Western Mail, 8/3/1979, RC352.13
1981
West Wales drive to fight rate proposals, Western Mail, 23/10/1981, RC352.13
1982
17pc rate rise, despite cut in levy, Western Mail, 11/2/1982, RC352.13
1987
Tories priming rates bombshell, Cambrian News, 13/8/1987, RC352.13

1980s/1990s
Poll Tax
1989
Feelings run high on Poll Tax issue – Cynog, Cardigan Tivyside, 24/11/1989, RC336.25
Leaflets burned at Poll Tax demo, Cambrian News, 19/5/1989, P6.336.25
Plaid Poll Tax campaign gets Cardigan launch, Cardigan Tivyside, 3/11/1989, RC336.25
Poll Tax becomes buring issue, Western Mail, 17/5/1989, P6.336.25
Poll Tax fight is on, Cambrian News, 13/11/1989, P6.336.25
Poll Tax opponents stage sit in protest, Western mail, 5/12/1989, P6.336.25
Y Dreth y Pen, Cambrian News, 21/7/1989, RC336.25
1990
20,000 refuse to pay poll tax, Cambrian News, 29/6/1990, RC336.25
Anti Poll Tax leaflets 'irresponsible', Cambrian News, 27/7/1990, P6.336.25
Campaigners to help pensioners over Poll Tax, Cambrian News, 9/3/1990, RC336.25
Ceredigion Poll Tax ranges from £147 to £213, Cambrian News, 9/3/1990, RC336.25
'Cheating' claim over new charge, Western Mail, 14/2/1990, RC336.25
Council on spot over Poll Tax, Cambrian News, 25/5/1990, P6.336.25
Druidic disciple refuses to pay Poll Tax, Western Mail, 13/3/1990, RC336.25
Only two per cent back the community charge, Western Mail, 3/4/1990, RC336.25
Plaid man loses Poll Tax battle, Western Mail, 28/9/1990, P6.336.25
Poll Tax – I'm undercharged, Cambrian News, 2/11/1990, RC336.25
Poll Tax chaos faces courts in Ceredigion, Cardigan Tivyside, 24/8/1990, RC336.25
Poll Tax 'democracy's death', Cambrian News, 6/4/1990, P6.336.25
Poll Tax protestors have their say in Court, Cambrian News, 5/10/1990, P6.336.25
Poll Tax rebels face courts in arrears fight, Western Mail, 20/8/1990, RC336.25
Poll Tax rebels may have the bailiffs in, Western Mail, 5/10/1990, RC336.25
Poll Tax rockets, Cambrian News 2/3/1990, RC336.25
Poll Tax up another £10, Cambrian News, 2/3/1990, RC336.25
1991
£23 is district's lowest Poll Tax, Cambrian News 29/3/1991, RC336.25
Anti-Poll Tax demonstrations in Aberystwyth and Lampeter, Cambrian News, 15/3/1991, RC336.25
Poll Tax 'twice as dear to collect', Cambrian News, 15/3/1991, P6.336.25

1990s
Council Tax
1995
Council Tax fear, Western Mail, 20/12/1995, RC352.13
Council Tax rise warning, Western Mail, 6/12/1995, RC352.13
Gloom gathers on Council Tax, Cambrian News, 15/12/1995, RC352.13
1996
Big rise in council tax agreed, Cambrian News, 8/3/1996, RC352.13
Council tax bills to top £500, Cambrian News, 26/1/1996, RC352.13
2000
Warning of £77 Council Tax increase, 5/10/2000, RC352.13
2002
Council Tax up 10 per cent?, Cambrian News, 26/12/2002, RC352.13
2003
Council Tax set to rise by average of £47 a year, Cambrian News, 9/1/2003, RC352.13

UNEMPLOYMENT

1959
Three time as many jobless youths, Cambrian News, 1/5/1959 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [148kb]
Ups and downs in Cardiganshire, Cambrian News, 27/2/1959 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [313kb]
1982
Jobless rate remains high, Western Mail, 7/5/1982, P6.331.13UNE
1983
Jobless soar after closure, Western Mail, 9/12/1983 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [39kb]
1985
Jobless rates in Cardigan reaches 25.9%, Cardigan Tivyside, 29/11/1985, P6.331.13UNE
Jobs crisis prompts call for conference, Western Mail, 22/11/1985 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [58kb]
New move in drive for drive, Cambrian News, 11/10/1985
Street protest over dole queues, Cambrian News, 1/11/1985 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [72kb]
Trapped on the dole queues, Cambrian News, 1/11/1985 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [408kb]
1986
Forecast of 200,000 jobless, Western Mail, 13/1/1986, P6.331.13UNE
Hopes in store as 200 rush to Gateway, Cambrian News, 11/27/1986
More MSC jobs, Cardigan Tivyside, 21/3/1986 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [114kb]
1987
Jobless 'fiddle' on eve of election, Cambrian News, 12/4/1987 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [138kb]
Jobs go in cash cuts, Cambrian News, 5/6/1987 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [135kb]
2007
18,000 people out of work in Ceredigion, Cambrian News, 23/8/2007

Aberteifi
1985
Cardigan still worst for jobs in all Wales, Cambrian News, 21/6/1985 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [115kb]
Enough is enough, Cardigan Tivyside, 29/11/1985 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [446kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [410kb]
Jobs crisis calls for 'drastic' measures, Cardigan Tivyside, 16/8/1985 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [230kb]

Aberystwyth
1971
How will Aber get new jobs?, Cambrian News, 22/10/1971 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [293kb]pdficon.gif icon Page 2 [334kb]
1981
Slight drop, Western Mail, 26/11/1981 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [13kb]
1982
Jobless rate remains high, Western Mail, 7/5/1982 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [49kb]
1985
New move in drive for jobs, Cambrian News, 11/10/1985 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [54kb]
1986
...but hope in store as 200 rush to Gateway, Cambrian News, 11/7/1986 pdficon.gif icon Page 1 [74kb]

WAGES

History
Davies, Alun Eurig; Wages, prices and social improvements in Cardiganshire, 1750-1850, Ceredigion 1984, RC331.2
2000s
Ceredigion has lowest wages, Cambrian News, 11/8/2005, RC331.2
2011
pdficon.gif icon Ceredigion employees have lowest wages in Wales, Cambrian N, 13/1/2011 [389kb]