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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: Women’s Archive Wales Annual Conference

Women’s Archive Wales Annual Conference

5th October - 6th October 2019

This year the Archive is holding its Annual Conference in partnership with St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff on Saturday 5th October and Sunday 6th October 2019. ALL WELCOME

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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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Image: 'Century of Hope' project

'Century of Hope' project

31st May 2019

The ‘Century of Hope: celebrating a century of women’s history in Wales’ project was a great success in 2018-19, with 12 exciting events around Wales and recording the history of founding Women’s Archive Wales.

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