Llanfair Women's Institute Records

Scope and Content

Records of Llanfair Women's Institute, Merionethshire, 1921-1967, comprising minute books, 1921-1960; record books, 1945-1967; index books, 1925-1941; marks books, 1957-1966; and attendance registers, 1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Women's Institute Movement in Britain started in 1915. The first WI in Britain was formed under the auspices of the Agricultural Organisation Society (AOS). Individual Institutes are self-governing and are grouped into county federations that make up The National Federation of Women's Institutes. Llanfair WI, Merionethshire, was active from 1921.


Arranged into the following: minute books; record books; index books; marks books; and attendance registers.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Llanfair Women's Institute Records; The Women's Institute website (www.womens-institute.co.uk) viewed 11th November 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

The main archives of the Women's Institute in Great Britain are Records of the National Federation of Women's Institutes, 5 FWI, The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University. The records of Merioneth County Federation of Women's Institutes are in Meirionnydd Archives, Z/M/555 and Z/M/1150.

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