Records of Cymdeithas Cymru Fydd, Llanfairpwll

Scope and Content

The collection consists of four minute books, dated 1887 - 1891 and 1928 - 1931 which contain lists of officers and members with detailed reports of lively meetings together with newspaper cuttings. Also included is a separate group of newspaper cuttings with reports of meetings, 1928 - 1929 and the minutes and accounts of the Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll Village Entertainments Committee, 1919 - 1921.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cymru Fydd (Wales to Be) society was established in London and Liverpool, primarily as a cultural and literary organisation and had many branches in Wales. However, in the 1890's, a group led by David Lloyd George attempted to turn the society into an umbrella organisation for the nationalist movement which was demanding a separate political institution for Wales.

According to the first minute book of the Llanfairpwll branch of Cymdeithas Cymru Fydd, the aim of the organisation was to cultivate the minds of its members through literature, history, politics and music. The first meeting was held on 13 September 1887 and twelve members attended the meeting. The first chairman of the society was John Morris-Jones.


The records have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts and arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

The records were received at two separate occasions.The first donation was made by the officers of Cymdeithas Cymru Fydd in 1929, and the most recent deposit was made by Miss Eluned Owen of Garneddwen, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, October 2001.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 503 - 505, 34585 - 34586

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.