Llanfachreth Women's Institute Records

Scope and Content

Records of Llanfachreth Women's Institute, Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, comprising minute books, 1946-1966; and record books of monthly meetings, 1946-1972.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Women's Institute Movement in Britain started in 1915. The first WI in Britain was formed under the auspices of the Agricultural Organisation Society. Individual Institutes are self-governing and are grouped into county federations that make up The National Federation of Women's Institutes. Today, the WI encourages women to participate in community life, cultural projects and public campaigns. Llanfachreth Womens' Institute, Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, has been active since 1946.


Arranged into the following: minute books; and record books

Conditions Governing Access

Usual copyright laws apply.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Llanfachreth Women's Institute Records; The Women's Institute website (www.womens-institute.co.uk) viewed 12th November 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

The main archives of the Women's Institute in Great Britain are Records of the National Federation of Women's Institutes, 5 FWI, The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University.

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