Anglesey Archives have retained their coveted Accredited status – a nationally recognised mark of excellence.
Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive delivery; and provides the service with a mark of external recognition and an endorsement of their work.
Achieving accredited status demonstrates that nationally defined standards relating to management and resourcing are clearly met. The care of its unique collections and services on offer to its range of usersare also highlighted as positives.
Kelly Parry, Senior Archivist said: “We’re delighted, as a team, to have retained our Archives Accreditation. It is a recognition of the hard work and commitment shown by the archives staff and volunteers. Retaining our accredited archive status is and ongoing process and we look forward to building on this success in the future.”
The archives hold many important and interesting documents covering over 500 years of Anglesey’s rich history. These include parish registers, maps, newspapers, photographs and more.
The Archives hosts many groups and visitors including local schools. It is an excellent resource for providing a broad learning experience for children and teachers through material relating to Anglesey’s heritage. It also welcomes a wide variety of visitors from near and far eager to learn more about the Island or about their own family histories.
As part of the Accreditation, the assessors stated: “We recognise this ambitious service that continues to make positive developments. Many Congratulations on achieving this national standard and in delivering a service that works effectively in all areas.”
Education and Welsh Language portfolio holder, Councillor Dafydd Roberts said, “I would like to thank all archive staff for achieving this prestigious title. The archive is a great service for residents and visitors alike, enabling people to learn more about Anglesey and its rich heritage. Congratulations to all involved.”
Anglesey Archives is open Monday to Wednesday 10am to 4pm by appointment only. Appointments can be made by contacting them on 01248 751 930, or email [email protected]