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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: WAW International Conference & Annual Conference

WAW International Conference & Annual Conference

6th October - 7th October 2018

Held at the Management School, Swansea Bay Campus, Swansea University in collaboration with the School of Management, the Department of History and the Morgan Academy, Swansea University.

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Image: Roadshow, Llandudno Public Library

Roadshow, Llandudno Public Library

14th April 2018

An opportunity to present your photographs, films, articles and memorabilia on the lives and history of women in Wales to experts from Women's Archives Wales.

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Image: 'Century of Hope': Celebrating a Century of Women's Heritage in Wales'

'Century of Hope': Celebrating a Century of Women's Heritage in Wales'

5th February - 7th December 2018

2018 marks 100 years since the first women were given the right to vote, and thanks to a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Women's Archive Wales is extremely excited to be hosting 12 events throughout Wales to commemorate this important milestone in women's history.

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