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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: Setting the Record Straight:  Capturing women’s records and voices in Welsh Politics

Setting the Record Straight: Capturing women’s records and voices in Welsh Politics

6th March 2019

Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive Wales invites you to this event, which is part of WAW’s celebration of International Women’s Day 2019. It will be held at the Senedd, Cardiff, and hosted by the Deputy Presiding Officer.

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Image: Blue plaque for Clara Neal

Blue plaque for Clara Neal

4th January 2019

During WAW’s International Conference in October Terrace Road Primary School, Swansea, gave a lively presentation about Clara Neal, a former headmistress of the school and a suffragist. Now there is also a blue plaque in her memory on the school wall too.

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Image: Heritage Angel Award

Heritage Angel Award

12th November 2018

Congratulations to Women’s Archive Wales for winning the ‘Best Research, Interpretation or Recording’ category in Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales’ Angel Heritage Awards on November 8th at Caerphilly Castle, for our pioneering project, ‘Voices from the Factory Floor’.

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