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Ceredigion Archives
Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Records

Reference code(s): GB 0212 D/SO/3

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Records

Short Title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Records

Creation date(s): 1933-1978

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, Aberystwyth


Administrative/Biographical history: The Welsh Agricultural Organization Society (WAOS), founded in 1922, is the central organisation for agricultural cooperation in Wales. It owes its origins to the Agricultural Organisation Society (AOS), active in Wales from 1902. Although run from London, in 1906 a local organiser for Wales was appointed. From 1909 to 1921, the AOS was funded by the Development Commission. During subsequent restructuring a separate body was set up for Wales and all matters relating to Welsh agricultural cooperation was transferred to this Welsh AOS from 1 April 1922. The Society promotes cooperation among farmers, represents constituent societies, and provides professional guidance to the societies. It is funded by subscriptions from member bodies and by Government grants.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to various local societies and groups affiliated with WAOS, including: Aberystwyth Grass Driers Ltd, 1951-1973; Blaenpennal and District Agricultural Co-operative Society Ltd, 1958-1968; Cardiganshire Country Produce Association Ltd, 1933-1976; Cardiganshire County Council, 1958; Cardiganshire Quality Livestock Ltd, 1971-1977; Cardiganshire Rural Community Council, 1963-1971; Cardiganshire Store Stock Producers, 1970-1974; Caron and District Rabbit Clearance Society, 1960-1966; Clarach Seed Growers Ltd, 1959-1969; Cymdeithas Difa Cwningod Cylch Rheidol ac Eleri, 1962-1963; Aberystwyth Housing Society Ltd, 1964-1969; Cyngor Gwlad Ceredigion, 1952-1964; Llanarth and District Rabbit Clearance Society, 1958-1964; Llanarth and New Quay Agricultural Society Ltd, 1955-1963; Llandysul Agricultural Society Ltd, 1960-1970; Messrs Davies, Maynard and Mossman, 1969-1971; North Cardiganshire Farmers Ltd, 1931-1967; North Cardiganshire Fatstock Marketing Group Ltd, 1955-1978; Rhydlewis and District Rabbit Clearance Society, 1958-1962; South Cardiganshire Seed Potato Growers, 1952-1964; Teifi Crop Driers Ltd, 1956-1961; Teifi Forage Group, 1971-1974; Tiveyside Creameries Ltd, 1933-1941; Vale of Aeron Co-operative Society, 1955-1956; Vale of Tivy Agricultural Society, 1953-1971; Ystwyth Rabbit Clearance Society, 1959-1964; and WAOS correspondence relating to the proposed withdrawal of railway freight on the Aberteifi/Crymych line, 1962.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by society or group.

Conditions governing access: Files under 30 years old may be consulted only with written permission of the WAOS, with the exception of files concerning debt recovery proceedings and job applications.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: engwel


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Deposited at the National Library of Wales along with the Society's central administrative records.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd., Brynawel, Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, per the National Library of Wales, 1985. Deposited by Gwynedd Archives Service, 1987.


Related material: The Society's central administrative records are in National Library of Wales, Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Records. Records of local societies and groups are at individual County Record Offices.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, WAOS (D/SO/3), viewed 18 November 2003; NLW, Schedule of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Archive.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

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