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Conwy Archive Service
Merched y Wawr, Menywod Cymru, archif (archive)

Reference code(s): GB 2008 CX31, CX35, CX71, CX83

Held at: Conwy Archive Service

Title: Archif Menywod Cymru: Merched y Wawr Records

Short Title: Merched y Wawr, Menywod Cymru, archif (archive)

Creation date(s): 1968-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 13 items

Name of creator(s): Merched y Wawr


Administrative/Biographical history: Zonia Bowen started the women's movement 'Merched y Wawr', and the magazine Y Wawr, in 1967. It is a Welsh-speaking society for women of all ages, with 250 local branches all over Wales, meeting monthly for talks, activities and fund-raising, through the medium of Welsh. Within Conwy, Caernarfonshire and Denbighshire, there are branches in Llandudno, Trefriw, Glan Conwy, Gwytherin and Llangernyw


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Merched y Wawr, Caernarfonshire, 1968-1985, including notebooks of Llandudno branch, 1970-1998; records of Trefriw branch, 1968-1997; records of Glan Conwy branch, 1971-1997; and notes of Gwytherin branch, 1968-1985.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Llandudno branch; Trefriw branch; Glan Conwy branch; Gwytherin branch; and Llangernyw branch.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Conwy Archives Service.

Language codes: wel


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

Accruals: Accruals are expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Branch Secretaries, Merched y Wawr.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Conwy Archives Service, Merched y Wawr; Merched y Wawr website (, viewed 21 October 2003; Gwynedd Archives Service, Place Index: Restricted List of Place Names.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003

Merched y Wawr | Records and correspondence
Women | Wales | Gwynedd | Societies and clubs

Personal names

Corporate names
Merched y Wawr | Rhanbarth Arfon

Llandudno (Wales)
Trefriw (Wales)

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