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.

October 2016

This photograph was discovered in a scrap book in the Penrhyn Castle collection of papers. The photographer has captured an informal moment in the life of Adela Douglas Pennant (1858-1955), who is standing in the middle of the picture with her arms around the shoulders of her companions and looking dotingly at the puppy held by Mabel de Grey.

If you’d like to read more about Adela, and see a Welsh poem dedicated to her, click here



This “Archive of the Month” was created by Sarah Vaughan, our Sugar and Slate Project Archivist



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