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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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Image: 'Century of Hope' Social Media Training Day

'Century of Hope' Social Media Training Day

25th January 2019

A practical course to learn more about using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Instagram. To be held at DYSGU CEREDIGION, Llanbadarn Learning centre, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, SY23 3RJ. Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided. There is ample parking at the Park and Ride site nearby. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL!

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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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