Scope and Content

Records of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, 1949-1980, including records relating to Farmers' Associations, 1955-1977; records relating to livestock, 1958-1978; crops, 1949-1980; Flintshire Woodlands Ltd., 1951-1972; and rabbit clearing schemes in Flintshire and Denbighshire, 1959-1963.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society (W. A. O. S.), founded in 1922, is the central organisation for agricultural co-operatives in Wales. The role of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd is to promote and develop agricultural and horticultural collaboration, and to provide business and marketing services to farmer-controlled businesses in Wales. In Flintshire, its members included Farmers' Associations and Flintshire Woodlands Ltd; it also promoted crop and livestock improvement and rabbit clearance.


Arranged into the following: general; livestock; crops; Flintshire Woodlands Ltd; and rabbit clearance schemes.

Access Information

Records unavailable for 30 years after creation.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, 1985.


Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are possible

Related Material

The Society's central administrative records are in National Library of Wales, Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Records. Records of local societies and groups are at individual County Record Offices.

Geographical Names