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.

March 2017

Menu of a St. David's Day Lunch at the British Hotel, Bangor, 1921

For many years it was customary for the great and the good of the University to celebrate St David’s Day with a spectacular dinner.

Here is the menu for the feast held in 1921 at the British Hotel. Amongst the guests were Sir John Morris-Jones and his wife, the Rev. Thomas Shankland, Lewis Valentine and Major Wheldon.


On the menu were :

Leek soup (cawl cenin)

Warm salmon (eog brwd)

Rib of beef (ais eidion)

Roast leg of mutton (cluniau dafad rhost)

Jelly (ceulfwyd)

Cheese and biscuits (caws ac afrlladennau)

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









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