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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: Conference 2019 - Call for Papers!

Conference 2019 - Call for Papers!

5th October - 6th October 2019

This year the Archive is holding its Annual Conference in partnership with St Fagans National Museum of History on Saturday 5th October and Sunday 6th October 2019. What about offering a paper on any aspect of women’s history in Wales?

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Image: Remembering Avril Rolph

Remembering Avril Rolph

24th April 2019

Wednesday 24th April 6.00p.m. for 6.30 Remembering Avril Rolph (Honorary Vice-president of Women’s Archive Wales) and launching a bursary in her memory, at the Studio, Taliesin, Swansea University, Singleton campus.

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Image: February 8th 2019:  the Century of Hope Party and Finale at the Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil

February 8th 2019: the Century of Hope Party and Finale at the Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil

17th February 2019

The Century of Hope project was concluded with a bang and a very successful and worthwhile celebration. All the tickets were ‘sold’ and the theatre was comfortably full on the night.

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