Records of the National Farmers' Union in Caernarfonshire

Scope and Content

Records of the National Farmers' Union, Caernarfonshire branch, 1937-1978, comprising minutes and reports, 1941-1975; membership records, 1937-1949; files relating to sales at Bryncir Mart, 1955-1977; and subject files, 1940-1978, relating to rivers, 1957-1970, foot and mouth disease, 1957-1959, Young Farmers' Clubs, 1956-1978, sheep, 1949-1964, dairies, 1949-1960, and pigs, 1954-1956.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Farmers' Union was formed in 1908 and represents farmers and growers in England and Wales. Membership reached its peak in the 1950s with 210,000. The Caernarfonshire branch (now the Mid Gwynedd Region) existed at least as early as 1937. It consisted of various committees including an Executive Committee.


Arranged into the following: reports and minutes; rivers; Bryncir sales; foot and mouth disease; Young Farmers' Clubs; membership registers; sheep; dairies; pigs; and miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Cofnodion Undeb Cenedlaethol yr Amaethwyr yn Sir Gaernarfon/Records of the National Farmers' Union in Caernarfonshire, catalogue; Museum of English Rural Life, National Farmers Union, catalogue (A2A website,, viewed 26 August 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

The fonds has been appraised by Gwynedd Archives Service and files deemed not worthy of preservation have been destroyed.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names