Caernarfonshire County Council, Caernarfonshire War Agricultural Executive Committee papers

Scope and Content

Records of the Caernarfonshire War Agricultural Executive Committee, 1917-1922, including administrative files, 1917-1922; records relating to the training of disabled ex-servicemen in agriculture, 1919-1920; financial records, 1917-1919; and corn rolls, 1919.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Caernarfonshire War Agricultural Executive Committee was formed in early 1917 partially from the county's Agricultural Sub-Committee and partially by nominees from the Board of Agriculture. The first task of the Committee was to increase the acreages of potatoes and corn grown in the county. By 1919, the emphasis had shifted to re-training disabled soldiers. By the following year, the body had been turned into a county agricultural committee, with responsibility for smallholdings, diseases of animals and the agricultural training service.


Arranged into the following: staff register; general files; training of disabled ex-servicemen in agriculture; financial records; corn rolls; register of motor spirit licenses; and committee records.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Archifau Cyngor Sir Gaernarfon: Papurau Pwyllgor Gweithredol Amathyddol Adeg Rhyfel Sir Gaernarfon/ Caernarfonshire County Council Archives: Papers of the Caernarfonshire War Agricultural Executive Committee, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

The records were preserved with the Clerk of the Peace's papers, and were later arranged as a separate group because of the nature and constitution of the Committee.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Related material is Caernarfon Record Office, XC/2, XM/MAPS/4334

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