Pembrokeshire Branch of the National Farmers' Union Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Pembrokeshire Branch of the National Farmers' Union, 1917-1991, including minutes of annual general committees, 1917-1974; minutes of local branches, 1918-1974; Secretary's files, 1954-1982; accounts, 1926-1972; general office files, 1922-1981; membership records, 1944-1963; circulars, 1969-1977; and periodicals, 1958-1991.

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 Pembrokeshire branch existed as early as 1917. It consisted of various committees, including an Executive Committee and Finance, Organisation and Legal Committee. Local branches within Pembrokeshire included Croesgoch, Dinas Cross, St Nicholas, Haverfordwest and Camrose, Letterston and Pembroke.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Minutes; Secretary's files; General office files; Member files; Out-letter files; Miscellaneous; Records of finance and membership; and Periodicals.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted access. Correspondence files closed for 30 years after date of creation. Members' personal files closed for 50 years after date of creation.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the County Secretary, National Farmers' Union, Pembrokeshire County Branch, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, 1968-1986.

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Pembrokeshire Branch of the National Farmers' Union, catalogue; A2A website, National Farmers Union (www.a2a.pro.gov.uk), viewed 16 June 2005.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available in Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are possible

Geographical Names