Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Records of the National Farmers' Union in Caernarfonshire

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/61

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Title: Records of the National Farmers' Union in Caernarfonshire

Short title: National Farmers' Union, Caernarfonshire, records

Dates of creation: 1937-1978

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 127 items

Name of creator(s): National Farmers' Union, Caernarfonshire branch


Administrative and biographical history: The National Farmers' Union was formed in 1908 and represents farmers and growers in England and Wales. Membership reached its peak in the 1950s with 210,000. The Caernarfonshire branch (now the Mid Gwynedd Region) existed at least as early as 1937. It consisted of various committees including an Executive Committee.


Scope and content: Records of the National Farmers' Union, Caernarfonshire branch, 1937-1978, comprising minutes and reports, 1941-1975; membership records, 1937-1949; files relating to sales at Bryncir Mart, 1955-1977; and subject files, 1940-1978, relating to rivers, 1957-1970, foot and mouth disease, 1957-1959, Young Farmers' Clubs, 1956-1978, sheep, 1949-1964, dairies, 1949-1960, and pigs, 1954-1956.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: reports and minutes; rivers; Bryncir sales; foot and mouth disease; Young Farmers' Clubs; membership registers; sheep; dairies; pigs; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: The fonds has been appraised by Gwynedd Archives Service and files deemed not worthy of preservation have been destroyed.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected



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: Caernarfon Record Office, Cofnodion Undeb Cenedlaethol yr Amaethwyr yn Sir Gaernarfon/Records of the National Farmers' Union in Caernarfonshire, catalogue; Museum of English Rural Life, National Farmers Union, catalogue (A2A website,, viewed 26 August 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: August 2004



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