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Glamorgan Archives
Central Glamorgan Girl Guide Association archives

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DGUIC

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Central Glamorgan Girl Guide Association archives

Short Title: Central Glamorgan Girl Guide Association archives

Creation date(s): 1908-1983

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied.

Name of creator(s): Central Glamorgan Girl Guide Association


Administrative/Biographical history: Generally speaking, the Guiding movement in Wales was governed by a representative body - the Council for Wales. Besides determining broad policies, this body elected representatives to the Welsh Executive Committee, which was responsible for organisation and administration. Representation on these bodies was on a proportional basis and was determined by elections. The Chief Commissioner for Wales presided over both the Council and the Executive Committee and supervised all of its activities at all levels. In 1916, Lady Baden-Powell became Chief Commissioner of the Girl Guides in Wales and reorganised it into its historic counties and appointed County Commissioners. Miss Olive Nichol, was appointed as the first Deputy Chief Commissioner in 1917, succeeded by Mrs Walter Roch. In 1946, Broneirion, situated near Plynlimon (Cardigan) became the Welsh headquarters and training centre of Wales and was formally opened in 1947 by Lady Baden-Powell.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Central Glamorgan Girl Guide Association, 1908-1983, includes: records relating to Broneirion Training Centre, [c. 1945]-[c. 1960]; log books pertaining to the Central Glamorgan Girl Guides, Taff District, 1944-1970; scrapbooks pertaining to the Pontypridd Division, 1952/1953, 1967-1975; 'World Guiding' records, 1932-1951; annual reports of the Girl Guide Association in Wales, 1944-1978 (with gaps); reports of the Girl Guide Association, County of Glamorgan, 1920-1936 (with gaps); minute books for the Mid-Glamorgan Division, 1927-1951; correspondence and accounts relating to the Guide Hall, Porthcawl, 1964-1980; records relating to Miss Olive Nicholl, County Commissioner, 1917-1983.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to date and type.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions. These records are stored in an outside repository. They should be ordered at least a week in advance of an intended visit so that they can be brought into the Record Office for consultation in the search room.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private individual at various intervals.


Related material: Related units of description at the Glamorgan Record Office: DGUIE 1-18, Cardiff and East Glamorgan Girl Guide Association. Related units of description transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service: DGUIW, West Glamorgan Girl Guide Association; DGV, Vivian Collection.


Note: Title supplied from the contents of the Fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Central Glamorgan Girl Guide Association.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Girl Guides Association. | Central Glamorgan Branch | Archives
Girl Guides | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names
Nicholl , Olive Eleanor

Corporate names
Broneirion Guiding Training Centre
Girl Guides Association | Central Glamorgan Branch

Glamorgan (Wales)
Pontypridd (Wales)
Porthcawl (Wales)
Wales ()

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