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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: FINALE in the Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil

FINALE in the Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil

8th February 2019

IMPORTANT! PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN THE DATE!! On Friday evening, 8th February 2019, there will be an opportunity to see the film of our ‘Century of Hope’ project celebrating all 2018’s events, the 20th anniversary of Women’s Archive Wales and to commemorate one of the founders, Ursula Masson, in her home town. Buffet and socialising. ALL WELCOME .

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12th December 2018

Bringing the stories of Wales' women to life for new audiences through events, campaigns and digital media. GLAMORGAN ARCHIVES, CLOS PARC MORGANNWG, LECKWITH, CARDIFF, CF11 8AW

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Image: National Botanic Garden of Wales

National Botanic Garden of Wales

24th November - 25th November 2018

Saturday: talks about women associated with Middleton Hall gardens, Llanarthne. Sunday: Bangor University presents: Patriarchal Paradigms? The Roles and Experiences of Women on the Landed Estates of Wales.

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