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Powys County Archives Office
Welsh Agricultural Organization Society, Montgomeryshire files

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/SOC/3

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: The Welsh Agricultural Organization files relating to Montgomeryshire

Short Title: Welsh Agricultural Organization Society, Montgomeryshire files

Creation date(s): 1948-1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (59 files)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Agricultural Organization Society


Administrative/Biographical history: The Welsh Agricultural Organization Society (WAOS), founded in 1922, is the central organisation for agricultural co-operation in Wales. It owes its origins to the Agricultural Organisation Society (AOS), active in Wales from 1902. During restructuring of the AOS a separate body was set up for Wales. All matters relating to Welsh agricultural cooperation was transferred to the WAOS from 1 April 1922. The Society promotes co-operation 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, 1948-1980, including Plynlimon Hatcheries Ltd, Llanidloes, 1950-1967; Maldwyn Woodlands Ltd, 1951-1962; Dovey Woodlands (Coedlannau Bro Ddyfi) Ltd, 1948-1967; Plynlimon Pullets Ltd, 1960-1971; Wynnstay and Montgomeryshire Farmers Ltd, 1959-1980.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to transfer file numbers.

Conditions governing access: Files containing papers less than 30 years old are restricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.


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: Donated by the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd per the National Library of Wales, 1985.


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: Powys County Archives Service, The Welsh Agricultural Organization, catalogue; 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: May 2005

Agriculture, Cooperative | Wales | Powys
Cooperative marketing of farm produce | Wales | Powys
Farm produce | Marketing | Wales | Powys
Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Dovey Woodlands (Coedlannau Bro Ddyfi) Ltd
Maldwyn Woodlands Ltd
Plynlimon Hatcheries Ltd
Plynlimon Pullets Ltd
Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society
Wynnstay and Montgomeryshire Farmers Ltd

Montgomeryshire (Wales)

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