- 1941-1968 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
21 vols + 2 large boxes (December 2004 deposit)
Name of creator
St. David's, Belmont was founded in 1905 when its building in Belmont Bank was completed. The chapel belongs to the Tabernacle District of the Montgomery and Shropshire Presbytery.
English meetings had been held by the Calvinistic Methodists in Shrewsbury since 1854 when Mrs Ebenezer Williams, wife of the minister of Hill's Lane Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church, set up a class for non Welsh-speaking girls. This in turn became a Sunday School before moving to rented rooms in Claremont Hill.
In 1864 the community at Claremont Hill bought land to build their own church in Frankwell, which was then opened in 1886. However, the area in which the church was built was not considered a desirable area for the church, and therefore in 1904 the work on a new church building in Belmont Bank was started. In 1931 Hill's Lane was closed and the congregation moved to St. David's and by 1935 they had enough money to build yet another building which was opened in 1936.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by the Rev. Pamela Turner, Shrewsbury, per the Rev. J. E. Wynne Davies, Aberystwyth, July 2003, and December 2004.; 0200308189, 0200413544
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Scope and content
Twenty-one volumes of church engagement books, 1941-1968, relating to St. David's Presbyterian Church, Belmont, Shrewsbury.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All papers deposited at NLW have been retained. .
Accruals are possible.
System of arrangement
Arranged chronologically at NLW into one series: engagement books.
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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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A hard copy of this list is available at NLW.
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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
Compiled by Hywel Gwynn Williams.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: 'St. David's Presbyterian Church Belmont Shrewsbury: Fiftieth Anniversary 1936-1989'; Y Dyddiadur Methodistaidd am 1908; Blwyddiadur a Dyddiadur Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru, 2004.