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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: Setting the Record Straight - the project has started!

Setting the Record Straight - the project has started!

29th November 2019

Setting the Record Straight: capturing the records and voices of women in Welsh politics – The project has started! On 12 November Ann Jones AM and Deputy Presiding Officer at the National Assembly transferred four boxes of her documents to be safeguarded in the Political Archive at the National Library.

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Image: Women’s History Network Community Prize

Women’s History Network Community Prize

2nd November 2019

Women’s Archive Wales winners of a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate in the Women’s History Network Community Prize!

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24th October 2019

Presentation and showing of ‘Century of Hope’ film at the National Library of Wales, 14th November 2019.

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Image: Winner of the Avril Rolph Bursary

Winner of the Avril Rolph Bursary

18th October 2019

During the Saturday morning of the Annual Conference, the applicants for the Avril Rolph Bursary presented their papers.

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