Dolgellau Rural Area Savings Conference Minute Books

Scope and Content

Dolgellau Rural Area Savings Group, minute books, 1946-1967.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Savings Movement was established by the British government in 1916 to reduce government borrowing through the sale of Saving Stamps and other financial products to the general public; originally conceived as a war-time expedient, its popularity led to its survival and growth until its final disbandment in 1978. The Movement comprised large numbers of local voluntary associations (sometimes called Local Savings Committees), run by volunteers responsible for selling the products to the members and sending the money to the government. These voluntary organisations were supported by national Committees and regional Sub-Committees of civil servants to assist and advise. After 1960, the movement went into decline, partly because members were starting to save either directly with National Savings (now National Savings and Investments) or through banks and building societies, and there was a fall in volunteers. Dolgellau Rural Area Savings Conference was an umbrella organisation for Local Savings Committees in Merionethshire, active from 1946.


Arranged yearly.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Dolgellau Rural Area Savings Conference Minute Books; National Savings Committee ( viewed 5th. Nov. 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

Usual copyright laws apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained

Custodial History

The papers came into the possession of Mrs C. Farrar, Dwy Olwyn, Dolgellau.


Accruals are not expected.

Geographical Names