Glamorgan Archives

Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXIH

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Title: Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society records

Short title: Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society, records

Dates of creation: 1848-1983

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.2 cubic metres (awaiting further information) (21 volumes, 46 files, 2 bundles, 1 newspaper, 2 booklets)

Name of creator(s): Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society


Administrative and biographical history: The Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society was formed in 1891 to improve local crops, livestock and farming methods. The first agricultural show was held at the Cowbridge cattle market on 27 September 1892. The society is still in existence. Its predecessor, the Glamorgan General Agricultural Society, was founded in 1772 and dissolved in 1906.


Scope and content: Glamorgan General Agricultural Society, minutes book, 1848-1877; Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society minutes books, 1891-1940; agricultural engravings, [c. 1840]; account books, 1891-1939; cuttings book, 1891-1910; minutes, 1965-1977; agenda for annual general meetings, 1975-1981; register of attendances, 1946-1975; account book, 1967-1978; VAT account book, 1973-1978; bank deposit account book, 1959-1973; subscription book, 1969-1977; statements of current and deposit accounts, 1974-1981; income and expenditure accounts, 1971-1973; invoices and bills, 1974-1981; correspondence, 1972-1981; subscriptions and donations, 1978-1981; catering and tentage, 1973-1981; judges, 1980-1981; and miscellaneous items, 1973-1983.


Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at
Detailed catalogue


Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by various private depositors



Note: Included in the collection is the minute book of the Glamorgan General Agricultural Society, 1848-1877.

Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Hopkins, T.J. `Two Hundred Years of Agriculture in Glamorgan' Glamorgan Historian, Volume 8

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: September 2004



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