Records of the West Wales Naturalists' Trust

Scope and Content

Records of the West Wales Naturalists' Trust under its various names, 1938-1999, including minutes of the Council of Management, 1938-1989, the Executive Committee, 1976-1994, and other committees and boards, 1963-1999; correspondence and other papers, 1947-1989; bulletins, 1946-1974; ephemera, 1947-[1990s]; meeting attendance record, 1938-1953; deeds, 1944-1947; and miscellaneous papers relating to Skomer, Skokholm and other reserves, 1947-1998.

Administrative / Biographical History

The West Wales Field Society was established in 1938, concerned with wildlife conservation in Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire. In the 1960s, it became the West Wales Naturalists' Trust. It later became the West Wales Trust for Nature Conservation, then Dyfed Wildlife Trust. In about 1996 it changed its name to the West Wales Wildlife Trust (or Wildlife Trust for West Wales). In about 2005 it merged with Glamorgan Wildlife Trust to form the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. The Trust manages nature reserves including Skomer and Skokholm islands.


Arranged in deposit order

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the West Wales Wildlife Trust, Haverfordwest, per David Saunders, 1999, and Mr Simon Hancock, Haverfordwest Town Museum, The Castle, Haverfordwest SA61 2EF, 2002; deposited by the Trust, 2001, 2003.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Records of the West Wales Naturalists' Trust, catalogue; Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales website (, viewed 14 July 2005.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are Ceredigion Archives, Dyfed Wildlife Trust Records.

Corporate Names

Geographical Names