Flintshire Record Office

Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/869

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Title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Records

Short title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society records, Flintshire

Dates of creation: 1949-1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 65 items

Name of creator(s): Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society


Administrative and biographical history: The Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society (W. A. O. S.), founded in 1922, is the central organisation for agricultural co-operatives in Wales. The role of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd is to promote and develop agricultural and horticultural collaboration, and to provide business and marketing services to farmer-controlled businesses in Wales. In Flintshire, its members included Farmers' Associations and Flintshire Woodlands Ltd; it also promoted crop and livestock improvement and rabbit clearance.


Scope and content: Records of the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society, 1949-1980, including records relating to Farmers' Associations, 1955-1977; records relating to livestock, 1958-1978; crops, 1949-1980; Flintshire Woodlands Ltd., 1951-1972; and rabbit clearing schemes in Flintshire and Denbighshire, 1959-1963.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: general; livestock; crops; Flintshire Woodlands Ltd; and rabbit clearance schemes.

Conditions governing access: Records unavailable for 30 years after creation. Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are possible


Related units of description: 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 Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society; NLW, 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 description: January 2004



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