Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru: Sheila Parry Collection

Scope and Content

Scrapbook (1952-2013) and press cuttings (1953).

Administrative / Biographical History

Sheila Phippen Parry (née Davies) grew up in Ystrad, Rhondda. In 1951 she went to Bangor Normal College (BNC), a teacher training college.

During 1952 Davies led a campaign within BNC to set up a students' representative committee for female students. She submitted demands which included lights off at 10.45pm (rather than 10pm), allowed 'reasonable access' to Bangor pubs and better food within halls. As a result she was summoned before the Principal, Dr Richard Thomas, and dismissed during early 1953.

Davies' cause was supported by National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers, and newspapers carried the story prominently. College officials eventually met with the Education Minister who considered 'such drastic action' unreasonable. Davies completed her studies at the Training College of Domestic Arts for South Wales and Monmouthshire, Cardiff.



Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Sheila Parry, 2013.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at Glamorgan Archives.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Hannah Price for Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


Accruals are not expected.