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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Borth-y-Gest Women's Institute collection

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/10893

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Borth-y-Gest W.I. Collection

Short Title: Borth-y-Gest Women's Institute collection

Creation date(s): 1950-1999

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Borth-y-Gest W.I. Collection


Administrative/Biographical history: The Women's Institute Movement in Britain started in 1915. It was formed to encourage the women to be involved in growing and preserving food to help increase the supply of food during. The first WI in Britain was formed under the auspices of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Anglesey. Individual Institutes are self-governing and are grouped into county federations that make up The National Federation of Women's Institutes. The Borth-y-Gest, Caernarfonshire, branch has been active since 1957.


Scope and content/abstract: Minute books, members list, programmes and correspondence of Borth-y-Gest W. I., 1957-1989; Caernarfonshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 1968-1982; and National Federation of Women's Institutes, 1950-1999.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following : Borth-y-Gest W.I. Collection; Caernarfonshire Federation of Women's Institutes; National Federation of Women's Institutes

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caenarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Borth-y-Gest W.I. Collection; National Federation of Women's Institues website (, viewed 20 July 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2004

Borth-y-Gest Women's Institute | Archives
Women | Wales | Gwynedd | Societies and clubs
Women's institutes | Wales | Gwynedd

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Borth-y-Gest Women's Institute
Caernarvonshire Federation of Women's Institutes
National Federation of Women's Institutes

Borth-y-Gest (Wales)

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