Archive of the month

The Archive of the Month feature raises awareness amongst students and staff about the variety of material that we hold. In particular, the old Bangor photographs appear to spark a lot of interest and debate on the University’s Facebook pages.

Every month, an item is selected to be showcased. The item is scanned and a short piece of text written about its history.

June 2017

A photograph of a class in Cefnfaes School, Bethesda, in April 1922 with the teacher, Jennie Thomas. She was the creator of Wil Cwac Cwac. Jennie Thomas was born in Birkenhead to Welsh parents; and studied at Liverpool University before settling in Bethesda. She co-wrote Llyfr Mawr y Plant with J. O. Williams. Llyfr Mawr y Plant was a pioneering Welsh book for children, containing a variety of stories; and the characters Wil Cwac Cwac (a little yellow duck) and Siôn Blewyn Coch (a fox) were created for its first volume in 1931. Both characters entertained generations of Welsh children, and were turned into animated characters during the 1980s.

This "Archive of the Month" was created by Heledd Haf Williams

Click on the links below to view all our showcased documents.









  • April 2013
  • May 2013
  • June 2013
  • July 2013
  • August 2013
  • October 2013
  • November 2013
  • December 2013