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Avril Rolph 1945-2018, founder member and Honorary Vice-president

Archif Menywod Cymru / Women’s Archive Wales promotes the recognition of women in Welsh history and the preservation of sources of women’s history in Wales.

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Photograph of Gertrude Rosewarne, a Red Cross Nurse in the First World War.

I chose this image because it was a very popular one with the British public as it shows a woman in the traditional role as a carer, unlike later images of women munitions workers or members of the armed forces. This photograph of Gertrude Rosewarne was brought to me in the Archive’s Roadshow in Llanelli by her great nephew.
It is an honour to be the President of AMC/WAW because of its valuable work in rescuing the sources of our history and enabling historians to bring our history to a wide audience.
Emeritus Professor Deirdre Beddoe, President and Founder Member of Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive Wales

News & Events

Image: Conference 2019 - Call for Papers!

Conference 2019 - Call for Papers!

5th October - 6th October 2019

This year the Archive is holding its Annual Conference in partnership with St Fagans National Museum of History on Saturday 5th October and Sunday 6th October 2019. What about offering a paper on any aspect of women’s history in Wales?

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Image: The Avril Rolph Bursary

The Avril Rolph Bursary

5th October - 6th October 2019

In memory of Avril Rolph, Honorary Vice-president of Women’s Archive Wales, we are offering a bursary of £200 in recognition of an original research paper in women’s history in Wales.

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Image: National Eisteddfod of Wales, Sir Conwy 2019

National Eisteddfod of Wales, Sir Conwy 2019

9th August 2019

Talk on Martha Hughes Cannon of Landudno, the first woman senator of the United States.

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