This collection comprises over 600 original (mainly pencil, ink, and watercolour) drawings and prints, produced by Falcon D. Hildred. They record, primarily, the industrial landscape of Blaenau Ffestiniog, and industrial towns in Wales and England. Other work includes Hildred's student and early work, design commissions, Scottish landscapes, and scenes from holidays. Also included are Hildred's research files relating to Blaenau Ffestiniog; two books; index cards pertaining to each drawing (or set of drawings); a compiled list of work; and a collection slides relating to his 1987 Cardiff exhibition.
Falcon Hildred's research files relating to his work on Blaenau Ffestiniog. The four files, which record his 'design involvement in the community' since his arrival there on 29th October 1969, contain explanatory texts, minutes of meetings, correspondence, newspaper articles, photographic images, and drawings.
Slides, with some associated prints. The majority of the images (86) relate to Falcon Hildred's 1987 Cardiff exhibition.
Falcon Hildred's sketchbooks. Many of the drawings within
Books produced by Falcon Hildred.
Drawings relating to Wales: on the whole, but not exclusively, this group excludes Blaenau Ffestiniog. These comprise pencil, ink, crayon, chalk, and watercolour drawings: preliminary sketches, finished drawings, prints, and lithographs.
Drawings relating to England. These comprise pencil, ink, crayon, chalk, acrylic, candlewax, letraset, and watercolour drawings: setting outs, finished drawings, etchings, prints, colour photographs, lithographs, and a wooden painting.
Drawings relating to Blaenau Ffestiniog. These comprise pencil, ink, crayon, and watercolour drawings: key plans, preliminary sketches, finished drawings, and prints. The group also includes some photographs.
Student, and other early work; including Hildred's first design commission (FHA06/08). The group comprises pencil, ink, sepia, and watercolour drawings.
Drawings relating to holidays - in Cornwall, Italy, and Spain. These comprise pencil, ink, and watercolour drawings and prints.
Drawings relating to Scotland. These comprise pencil, ink, and watercolour drawings: site studies and sketches, prints, line copies, and finished drawings.
Hildred's index cards relating to each drawing (or set of drawings), and a compiled list of work transferred to the archive. Each index card contains text details, and a (small) digital image, of the drawing/s.
Drawings designated by Hildred as 'Design' or 'General' work. The group comprises pencil, ink, candlewax, and watercolour drawings: working drawings, site studies, proposals, line copes, gelatine prints, finished drawings, photographs.
Falcon Hildred's list of slides, and thumbnail copies of images (FHA11/01-88).
Rocking chair, designed whilst Falcon Hildred was at the Royal College: photographs.
Digital copies of exhibition panels, Worktown, the drawings of Falcon Hildred, produced by RCAHMW, 2013.
Design Book of original drawings: pencil, ink and watercolour.
Newcastle Chimney: original (pencil, ink and candlewax) tracing, and gelatine prints.
Originals on Tracing - Bond A: preliminary drawing, and print of final drawing, for Cardiff Exhibition, 1987.
Ty Aberconwy: original tracing, and gelatine (and watercolour) print.