Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd Caernarfonshire Records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/73

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Title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd Caernarfonshire Records

Short title: Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd, Caernarfonshire records

Dates of creation: 1935-1981

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (39 files, 12 items)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd


Administrative and biographical history: The Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd (WAOS) is a central body for agricultural co-operation. Its function is to promote, represent and offer leadership to local societies and co-ordinate their activities. It was founded in 1922 as the result of restructuring of the Agricultural Organisation Society and is funded by subscriptions from member bodies and by grants.


Scope and content: Records of the Welsh Agricultural Organization Society relating to Caernarfonshire, 1935-1981, comprising files of correspondence and other records relating to various local agricultural societies, most notably Eifionydd Farmers Association Ltd, 1935-1980, South Caernarfon Quality Weaner Group, 1963-1976, South Caernarfon Creameries Ltd, 1955-1963, various rabbit clearance societies, 1958-1962; annual reports of South Caernarfon Creameries Ltd, 1960-1967.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to subject

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: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The WAOS records were deposited in the National Library of Wales, [c. 1984]. Files relating to individual counties were then distributed to local Record Offices. The majority of the Society's pre-1945 records were destroyed when moving into new premises in 1958.


Related units of description: Papers of the central administration and of national and affiliated societies are in National Library of Wales, Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Archive.


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, Cymdeithas Trefniadaeth Amaethyddol Gymreig Cyf./Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd, 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 description: September 2004



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Personal names

Corporate names

Eifionydd Farmers Association

South Caernarfon Creameries

South Caernarfon Quality Weaner Group

Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society