Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd Caernarfonshire Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of the Welsh Agricultural Organization Society relating to Caernarfonshire, 1935-1981, comprising files of correspondence and other records relating to various local agricultural societies, most notably Eifionydd Farmers Association Ltd, 1935-1980, South Caernarfon Quality Weaner Group, 1963-1976, South Caernarfon Creameries Ltd, 1955-1963, various rabbit clearance societies, 1958-1962; annual reports of South Caernarfon Creameries Ltd, 1960-1967.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd (WAOS) is a central body for agricultural co-operation. Its function is to promote, represent and offer leadership to local societies and co-ordinate their activities. It was founded in 1922 as the result of restructuring of the Agricultural Organisation Society and is funded by subscriptions from member bodies and by grants.

Arrangement

Arranged according to subject

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Cymdeithas Trefniadaeth Amaethyddol Gymreig Cyf./Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd, catalogue; NLW, Schedule of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Archive.

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

All records have been retained

Custodial History

The WAOS records were deposited in the National Library of Wales, [c. 1984]. Files relating to individual counties were then distributed to local Record Offices. The majority of the Society's pre-1945 records were destroyed when moving into new premises in 1958.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Papers of the central administration and of national and affiliated societies are in National Library of Wales, Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Archive.

Geographical Names